Save the Date!
The 2019 Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 30. This year's theme is "Promoting Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout in the Helping Professions."

More details coming soon!
Community Wellness Grants
StarkMHAR is offering a funding opportunity for the development of new, and continuation of current, youth programs that address social factors such as education, poverty and lack of family supports that undermine physical and mental wellness. Eligible Stark County based 501(c)3 non-profit organizations may apply for up to $2,500.
MSW Cohort Update
Stark’s MSW Cohort will start the semester of 2019. The deadline for applying is June 1 and classes start in August.

There are two informational sessions scheduled at StarkMHAR: March 11 at 5:30 p.m. or March 13 at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from The University of Akron will be present to answer any questions. A representative from StarkMHAR will be present to share Stark-specific updates.

For additional information, or to be added to the listserv for updated information, please email Jeannie Cool at .
Simple Starters Conversation Cards
Research has shown that when children eat with their parents regularly, they are more likely to be emotionally strong, have better mental health, improved family relationships, higher grades, reduced stress, and are less likely to try drugs. These Simple Starter conversation cards were created by North Canton Hoover High School seniors to improve family conversation around the dinner table and have gained popularity in other forums, too!
Capitol Hill Day
Coalition & Community Development Coordinator, Justina Gorman, Young Adult Coordinator, Max Doll, and Stark County Youth Led Prevention members, Katie Doll and Miranda Kochur, attended Capitol Hill Day at CADCA last week. They spoke to our representatives advocating for substance use and suicide prevention, and encouraged them to "Destroy the Stigma" around these topics!
New Opportunities!
Click below to learn more about current job openings at StarkMHAR and within our care network.
Don't miss these January 2019 trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center!
Save these 2019 dates!

  • March 13 & 14, 2019: Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • March 21, 2019: Populations Focus Learning Series: Transgender Culture and Community
  • March 26 & 27, 2019: Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • April 30, 2019: 2019 Annual Conference
  • May 7, 2019: Spring Election Day
  • June 5, 2019: Leadership Breakfast 2019
  • June 20, 2019: Populations Focus Learning Series: New Americans Culture and Community
  • September 19, 2019: Populations Focus Learning Series: Mayan Culture and Community
  • November 21, 2019: Populations Focus Learning Series: Asian Culture and Community
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