Back-to-School Stressors
A new school year can bring stress for your child - and you. Below are some common school-related stressors. Ask your child how they're doing with these and any other issues, then listen and connect to resources.
  • Feeling safe at school
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Going the whole day without being hungry
  • Recognizing & reporting bullying
  • Figuring out what to do first
  • Making friends who set good examples
  • Finding a good fit with sports, arts, and other activities
ZERO Suicide Training
Thank you to all who attended the Zero Suicide Training last week! The Zero Suicide Academy provides training for leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. We are excited to see how our partners will implement the initiatives and make a direct impact on our community!
Be a #StigmaSquasher!
Take a picture at one of our selfie stations in Belden Village Mall today through October 7, and use #stigmasquasher on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Don't forget to tell us all the ways you are squashing the stigma on mental health!
Stark County Service Transition Updates
The following links can provide a reminder of the recent service transitions in our care network.
Recovery Workforce Scholarship
StarkMHAR is pleased to offer individuals in recovery seeking to advance their education in a MH/AoD related field, an opportunity for an academic scholarship. This scholarship is offered to individuals in recovery seeking to advance their education in a mental health, alcohol or drug related field. Applicants must be a Stark County resident with lived experience interested in working in the behavioral health field and advancing their education through enrollment in an accredited vocational, technical or college program. Deadline: August 24.
Reminder: New Local Resource Now Available is now live! This search-focused site can help you find local resources around mental health, basic needs like food and housing, child safety, at-risk youth, addiction and much more. You can start your search by age group too, ensuring you get connected with resources that are relevant to you.
New Opportunities!
Click below to learn more about current job openings in our network.
Training Center: Don't miss these 2018 trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center !
SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Events
  • August 28 - September 3: Stark County Fair - visit us under the grandstand!
  • August 31: Recovery Workforce Scholarship Deadline Apply Online »
  • Fall 2018 NAMI Mental Health Education Classes More Information »
  • September 9: Survivors of Suicide Walk More Information »
  • September 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Amish Culture and Community RSVP »
  • September 22: Drug Take Back Day - safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription and OTC medications.
  • December 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Cultural Perspectives on Trauma RSVP »
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