Never Forget
Today marks the 19th anniversary of September 11th. In addition to any rituals of remembrance you may have, consider setting aside some time to check in on a veteran or someone you know who could be struggling.

Military & Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Military & Veterans Crisis Text Line: 838255

Stark County Crisis Hotline: 330-452-6000
National Suicide Prevention Month
Have you followed the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition on Facebook yet? Posts all through September will provide education and resources, and you'll meet the people working to eliminate suicide deaths in Stark County. What you learn just might help you save a life! Follow SPC today.
What is "Safe Home"?
Safeguarding your home is something we tend to think about when we have young children in the home. We need to safeguard our homes beyond those years. Why is it important?

  1. Many suicide attempts take place during a short-term crisis, so it is important to consider a person's access to lethal means during these periods of increased risk.
  2. Access to lethal means is a risk factor for suicide.
  3. Reducing access to lethal means saves lives.

Our ask to you: safeguard your home today!
Recovery Week is September 12-18!
Show your support virtually!

Anyone in Stark County with a Facebook account can show their virtual support for this year’s Recovery Week by utilizing the “Recovery is Possible” Facebook Frame, available now.

Go to and search “Recovery is Possible.” Scroll to the purple frame (left) that says “By Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.”
Drug Drop Boxes
"Drug Take Back Day" in Stark County typically takes place in late September. Due to COVID-19, the in-person drop-off event will be held in spring 2021. However, Stark County has 18 permanent drug collection boxes located at police departments across the county. These boxes are free of charge with no questions asked.
Don't Miss Our Upcoming Trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center!
Stark County Mobile Response
Stark County's Mobile Response Program provides culturally competent, trauma-informed response for urgent mental health and substance use disorder concerns with response times of 30 minutes or less anywhere in Stark County. The Mobile Response Team is made up of local professionals trained in crisis intervention, information and referral. Reasons for calling could include things like difficulty coping with stress, behavior concerns in yourself or others, feelings of isolation, substance use worries, and more. Call 330-452-6000 anytime, day or night!
Crisis Text Line
Text with a crisis counselor anytime, day or night. Text '4Hope' to 741 741 to get started. You will not receive a bill from Crisis Text Line.
Clinical E-News
Sign up for the StarkMHAR Clinical E-News, a monthly e-newsletter for behavioral health professionals in Stark County!
You are receiving this eNewsletter because you, or your organization, works within the Stark County system of caring for children and families with mental health and/or addiction-related challenges, or because you have signed up to receive StarkMHAR updates.