Narcan Distribution Events
Some of our community partners have come together to bring pop-up Narcan distribution sites to Canton and Massillon this week. Visit them at one of the events to get your FREE kit!

Thursday, Sept. 24th 4:30-6:30pm
Friendship Baptist Church
920 3rd St SE, Massillon 44646

Saturday, Sept. 26th 12:00-3:00pm
Mount Zion Church of God in Christ
1208 Sherrick Rd NE, Canton 44707
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.
StarkHelpCentral.com
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!
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