New blog: Executive Director John Aller shares what you can do to promote youth suicide prevention
As parents and neighbors, we hear the news of Stark County youth dying by suicide and we grieve. We grieve and we wonder – what led these youth to this? Could it have been stopped? What is to prevent it from happening again? In times likes these, emotions run high and answers seem few.
March 15: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
RSVP today for the next training in our Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness.

Trainings are held at Malone University, Johnson Center, 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Questions? Contact Carrie Long, Training Coordinator, at 330-455-6644 or Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org.

Coming Together Stark County (CTSC) will host their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Conference on Friday, April 13 with a full day focus on LGBTQ: Super Powers & Super Challenges. (CEUs will be awarded.)

By registering for this StarkMHAR training, CTSC will provide a discounted registration fee at $100 for the Diversity & Inclusion Conference. March 15 training attendees will qualify for the Early Registration fee until April 6. This will provide an extended opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ community. For further information, contact Angela Barwick at 330-454-5880.
March 20: Career Fair at Stark State College
StarkMHAR’s first Behavioral Health Career Fair will feature 10 local service providers and explore education opportunities.

Register by March 19 for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card or one of our other prizes!
April 2: Sam Quinones (author, Dreamland ) at Canton Palace Theatre
Award-winning journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter and author, Sam Quinones, discusses the opiate epidemic sweeping the nation at the Canton Palace Theatre on April 2.

His book, Dreamland , recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the US, and take that system nationwide, riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America's deadliest drug scourge in modern times.

Sam Quinones is a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize and 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship.

Sam will speak about his book and answer audience questions. The evening will end with a book signing. Friends of the Library volunteers will have copies available for purchase if you don’t yet own a copy.
Training Center: Don't miss these 2018 trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center !
Save these 2018 dates!

  • March 12-13: Youth Mental Health First Aid RSVP »
  • March 15: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness RSVP »
  • April 2: Author Sam Quinones (Dreamland) at Palace Theatre RSVP »
  • April 9-10: PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum
  • May 15: 2018 Clinical Day
  • May 22: Stark County Coloring Day
  • June 1: 2018 Leadership Breakfast
  • June 21: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Faith-Based Culture and Community RSVP »
  • September 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Amish Culture and Community RSVP »
  • December 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Cultural Perspectives on Trauma RSVP »
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