Moving Forward For Mental Health Walk
It’s that time of year for the 10th Annual Moving Forward For Mental Health Walk hosted by NAMI Stark County! This year, as with most things, is going to look a little different: You and your team can walk anytime, anywhere between now and October 4. Please consider registering and donating to show your support for those in our community that are impacted by mental illness and their families. Anyone who completes a registered walk (registration is free but they do ask that you register to show participation) can then drive-thru to receive a free swag bag at Hoover Park on October 4 from 11am-3pm!
Crisis Resources For Law Enforcement Officers
All year, but especially now during Suicide Prevention Month, we work to ensure that suicide is not an option for people who are struggling. Suicide is a current concern in Ohio’s law enforcement community. If you or someone you know works in the line of duty, please see that these numbers are saved:

Copline 1-800-267-5463
Copline is answered 24/7 by retired, vetted, and trained officers throughout the United States. The following is stated on Copline’s website: We are the only law enforcement hotline that is confidential and will not notify any other party, unless the caller provides explicit consent.

Text 'BLUE' to 741-741.
The Crisis Text Line is answered 24/7 by crisis counselors.
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.
Stark County's Resource Navigation Tool

Support for families in Stark County has never been more accessible. Find helpful services quickly, easily, and close to home.
No matter the situation, hope is just a search away.
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.