'The S Word' Movie Showing
THE S WORD is a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face on a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. The film gives a platform to those with lived experience - people who have attempted to take their own lives and survived to tell their stories. *Suitable for audiences 18 and older*

Join the Suicide Prevention Coalition at the Palace Theatre on Sunday, March 8 at 1:00pm for a FREE showing of the film.
Conversation Cards
Simple conversation can significantly increase resiliency factors in youth. When children converse with their parents at the dinner table regularly, they are more likely to:
  • Be emotionally strong
  • Have better mental health
  • Enjoy improved family relationships
Mobile Response Team
Stark County has a mobile response team available to families, kids and adults who find themselves in mental health crisis situations. The average response time is 19 minutes to have a professional on site to help. To contact the adult and youth mobile response teams, call 330-452-6000.
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. The submission deadline is Monday, March 16 by 5:00pm.
HOPE Award Nominations
Do you know someone making a difference in our community? Presented annually, the HOPE Awards honor people and organizations who are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health right here in Stark County. The HOPE Awards honor people and organizations within the five following categories. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 4.

Make your nomination today for:
  • Community Champion
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Young Advocate of the Year
  • Professional of the Year
  • Innovation Award
CIT Award Nominations
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards honor people who are advancing best practice in encounters involving people who may be struggling with substance abuse and/or a mental illness. The CIT awards recognize those who are making a significant positive impact in Stark County efforts to use de-escalation techniques in crisis situations improving the safety of the officer, consumer and family. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 4.

Make your nomination today for:
  • Stark County CIT Officer of the Year
  • CIT Champion of the Year
We're Hiring!
Click below to learn more about current job openings at StarkMHAR and within our care network.
Don't miss our March trainings!
Motivating Behavior Change: It Begins With Us
March 16th 9:00am-4:30pm
Assisting individuals to consider and embark upon behavioral changes that promote recovery is an important foundational skill for all providers. The purpose of the training is to promote in providers a heightened sense of self-awareness regarding their impact and influence on the change process of the people they serve.
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center!
Save these 2020 dates!

  • March 4: Lunch & Learn: Pharmacology- Understanding the Basics of Medication
  • March 16: Motivating Behavior Change- It Begins With Us
  • March 6: Population Focus Learning Series: Deaf Culture and Community
  • March 8: 'The S Word' Showing at the Palace Theater
  • April 28: Annual Conference
  • May 13: Lunch & Learn: Cultural Humility Part 1
  • June 3: Leadership Breakfast
  • June 10: Lunch & Learn: Cultural Humility Part 2
  • June 25: Populations Focus Learning Series: Veteran Culture and Community
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