Happy Holidays!
StarkMHAR offices will be closed December 24 and 25. Have a safe and happy holiday season from the entire StarkMHAR staff!
Mitten Drive for Project KARE
Over the past three weeks, the StarkMHAR staff held a mitten drive to benefit Project KARE and Stark County Children's Services. We collected 256 hats, gloves, and mittens! We'd like to thank all of our generous employees for a job well done!
Educator Self-Care Kits
StarkMHAR recently delivered self-care kits to select schools in Stark County. The baskets are intended to help teachers, administrators and staff manage stress. Read the full article below:
Blue Christmas Service
Crossroads United Methodist Church in Downtown Canton will be hosting a Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 23 at 5:00pm. This special service is open to anyone who may be feeling lonely, stressed, or hurting this holiday season. Please contact them at 330-455-0153 if you would like more information.
Opiate Symposium: Photos now online!
Many thanks to all presenters and 180+ attendees for joining us at the 2018 Opiate Symposium: Next Steps For Proactive Progress.

Event photos are now available online. Plus, read the 2018 Community Update to see how local partners are fighting the opiate epidemic.
Leadership Stark County Graduates
Three StarkMHAR employees graduated from the Leadership Stark County Spotlight for Young Professionals Program! The program focuses on cultivating effective communication, strategic agility, collaboration, innovation in technology, service to others, and relationship building. Congratulations Lilly Davenport, Erin Ivers, and Lukke Sweet!
Self-Care Ideas for Holiday Stress Relief
The holiday season can be stressful for anyone. Help manage holiday stress by following the tips in the article below to combat anxiety and depression.
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