COVID-19 & Behavioral Health Services
Nearly all Stark County behavioral health agencies are OPEN during the COVID-19 outbreak! We do not recommend skipping behavioral health appointments during the outbreak. Telehealth services are available to patients. Please contact your behavioral healthcare provider for more information.

For up-to-date announcements regarding COVID-19 and behavioral health services in Stark County, please visit our website or follow our Facebook page.
Free Meditation Sessions for Ohioans
The Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery will host free meditation sessions live on their Facebook page every Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Each session will last about 30 minutes, including instruction, and feature different teachers and messages.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns have the potential to impact your mental health. Seek help if you need it. Help is available 24/7/365.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746.
  • Stark County Crisis Hotline & Mobile Response Team at 330-452-6000.
  • Crisis Text Line - text '4hope' to 741-741.
  • Foundations Warmline at 330-455-1234 (9am-11pm)
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Workforce Development Scholarship
StarkMHAR is currently accepting applications for a $1000 Workforce Development Scholarship! Applicants must be an employee of a Stark County not-for-profit behavioral health organization who wants to extend their training and education in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug field. Apply online by April 10th.
Box Breathing
Difficulty coping with emotions can contribute to mental health and substance use issues; however, the ability to manage emotions is a skill that can be improved with practice. Box breathing is a technique used to help calm the body and quiet the mind. Try it with us!
Stark County Coloring Page
Here's a fun activity to do at home! Like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus on the moment. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some much needed rest.
Conversation Cards
Looking for something fun to do with your kids while school is closed? 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
Clinical E-News
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