May 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 and is an effective treatment option for those that are at home or do not have transportation.

For a list of programs and important phone numbers visit
Stay up-to-date about COVID-19
Summit County Public Health: 

Summit County Public Health
COVID-19 hotline: 

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

Ohio Department of Health: 
Ohio Call Center (M-Sun 9am-8pm): 

If you are a provider and have questions about COVID-19 preparedness, please visit:

Visit our website for up-to-date info:
Did you know?
Narcan kits are available by mail!

Summit County Public Health continues to provide free Narcan kits and safe syringe exchange in the community during this time. In addition, residents can request Narcan by mail. Click here to for a list of sites and for more information.
Mental Health Month:
Know the five signs, even from afar!
Change Direction Faith Committee (pictured left) continues to meet and share ideas on how they can support the mental health needs of our community.

One in four people who seek help for mental health concerns turn to faith leaders before they seek help from clinical professionals. Now more than ever faith and community leaders are called to action to help those in need. Change Direction Summit County's goal is to continue the conversation about mental health and wellness and encourages all citizens to know the the "Five Signs" of emotional suffering and the habits of healthy well being . If you see these signs in someone you care about, reach out, connect and offer to be of help.

Residents who may be feeling overwhelmed or troubled by COVID-19, or any situation requiring emotional support, to call our local 24-hour Mental Health Hotline at 330-434-9144 or use the Crisis Textline- text 4HOPE to 741-741.
Employment opportunities:
ADM Board, other providers hiring

The County of Summit ADM Board is currently seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill an administrative assistant role. Additionally, many other agencies in our system are actively recruiting for various positions. P lease visit the ADM Board's site for more information .

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...
Learn more- Virtual support group for frontline workers
Learn more- Change Direction tool - talking to kids about COVID-19
Get support- NAMI Summit County has gone virtual...join a support group today!
Get support- Virtual SMART Recovery meetings on Mondays at 6pm hosted by Catholic Charities or Thursdays at 3:30 hosted by Highland Springs . (click on each org for contact info)
Mark your calendar- June 17 @4pm- Virtual Quarterly Public Meeting of the Opiate & Addiction Task Force
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!