May 10: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day!
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

Watch SAMHSA's live webcast, Awareness Day 2018: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at The George Washington University’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre.
May 19: Belden Village Mall Photo Mosaic
Selfies for the social good! Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is asking the community to come out and help us erase the stigma surrounding mental health.

Visit the Belden Village Mall center court on May 19 and be a part of our live, photo mosaic!

Belden Village Mall
4230 Belden Village Mall Cir NW
Canton, OH 44718

Also, see the winners of the Poster Art Contest featuring original artwork from Stark County students! (Sponsored by YouthMOVE Stark and the StarkMHAR System of Care.)
May 22: Stark County Coloring Day!
On May 22, bust stress, reduce stigma and think outside the lines about your mental health! Download the Stark County Coloring Day page and take it with you to your workplace, school or home. When you feel stress levels rising, take a break for some coloring. Share your art on Facebook with the hashtag: #StarkColoringDay.

You can also host a coloring party and color with friends at home or colleagues at work! Click below to find more resources on coloring and how it can help reduce stress! Special thanks to the Stark County District Library and About magazine for their support of Stark County Coloring Day!
Register by May 25! 2018 Leadership Breakfast is June 1
Our keynote speaker will be Susan Tellone-McCoy, RN, MSN, CSN, Associate Director of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Between 2008-2012, she was involved in a suicide contagion. Susan will share on how they recovered and became a more resilient community. Plus, celebrate the recipients of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards, HOPE Awards and Workforce Development Scholarship.

Who should attend: Business & community leaders, interested community members, service provider administrators, directors & leadership, health & human service provider leaders, System of Care partner leadership, medical professionals, elected officials and school personnel

Location: First Christian Church; 6900 Market Avenue N, North Canton, Ohio 44721.
Cost: $20.00 per person will cover registration and breakfast. PayPal is the preferred method of payment.
Education credits: CEUs pending for applicable sessions.

Limited space. Please register by Friday, May 25, 2018.

Questions? Please contact Carrie Long at
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Training Center: Don't miss these 2018 trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center !
Save these 2018 dates!

  • May 2018: May is Mental Health Month Learn more »
  • May 22: Stark County Coloring Day Learn more »
  • June 1: 2018 Leadership Breakfast RSVP »
  • 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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