June 2020
Mental Health is health
Agencies are prepared and ready to serve those in need.

The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board is working in tandem with its provider agencies to ensure continuity of care for our local mental health and addiction system during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you or someone you care about is in need of support, don't wait! Mental health and addiction treatment are essential healthcare services, especially during this difficult time. In addition to our traditional services, telehealth is readily available. For a list of programs and important phone numbers visit www.admboard.org.
All races go through mental illness, but we also can experience it differently because of our race and social backgrounds.

African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the general population. However, many black people still do not wish to seek professional help for their mental illnesses.

"Safe Place" is an app to bring more awareness, education, and hope to this serious issue. Not only can the black community benefit from this app, but also mental health professionals, friends, and family, of ALL colors can be better educated on this issue.
June is Pride Month
Check out these ways to support the
LGBTQ+ community

Pride month is a time for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together in solidarity to celebrate and embrace identity. Acceptance and support also directly impacts overall mental health.

CANAPI is a local organization to serve and promote the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Check out their campaign on Facebook called "Portraits of Pride" for local stories of LGBTQ+ community members and their allies.

The Trevor Project  is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Download their resource for supporting Black LGBTQ youth.

Do you know someone in need of help?
Call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or text 4Hope to 741-741 to anonymously connect with a trained professional.
Stay up-to-date about COVID-19
Summit County Public Health: 

Summit County Public Health
COVID-19 hotline:  330-926-5795

COVID Care Line: 1-800-720-9616
Trained staff are prepared to simply talk, help with emotional management or screening, and connection to resources if needed. Open between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week (answered by a national hotline overnight).

Ohio Department of Health:  www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov & www.ODH.Ohio.gov 
GRIT: Growing Impactful Resilient Teams
Join this FREE webinar
Tuesday, June 23 @ 8:00 a.m.
As we acclimate to our new normal, everyone is evaluating what they want that to look like. The way companies respond determines how it affects their retention, productivity and morale.This webinar will help you lead with greater empathy, which will strengthen work relationships and grow productivity.

This training is provided by an On The Table Grant from the Akron Community Foundation and in partnership with the County of Summit ADM Board, AUI-Associated Underwriters Insurance, Summit County Community Partnership and SYLC Consulting.

Many local events have been canceled or gone virtual due to COVID-19. If you need help getting the word out about an event or group, please contact us .

News & Notes...

June 17 @4pm- Virtual Quarterly Public Meeting of the Opiate & Addiction Task Force

6/23- Facebook Live with Summa Health- Event will discuss two major public health crises: the impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and the social and racial injustices happening right now in our communities.  Click here for more info.

6/23- Free CRAFT training- Are you worried about a loved one's substance use? Willing to try something new? This class focuses on Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) method created by Dr. Robert J. Meyers and outlined in the book "Getting Your Loved One Sober". Learn more about the 6-class session by contacting Alyce Jennings .

6/24- Developing Prevention in the Faith Community 9:30-11:30a.m.- Free virtual training to discuss MH/SUD prevention and the faith community. Register here.

6/25- Cover2Resources Live discussion: The Pandemic's Impact on the Opioid Crisis-

Get support- NAMI Summit County has gone virtual...join a support group today!
Virtual SMART Recovery meetings on Mondays at 6pm hosted by Catholic Charities or Thursdays at 3:30pm hosted by Highland Springs . (click on each org for contact info)

Get moving- Join Running 2b Well for an hour of activity and fellowship to support good health! All ages welcome; groups meet weekly in Akron, Medina, Wadsworth & Kent.

Thank you for your time!