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May 2017 Newsletter
Crisis text line "4HOPE"

Ashland is joining the nationwide effort to ensure a free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text “4HOPE” to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond quickly.  The Mental Health & Recovery Board agrees that no one reaching out for help should feel alone and deserves a human response.  Crisis Text Line is there anytime, day or night, to help those in need. 

For additional information on Crisis Text Line please visit the Board’s website: or by Click Here.

Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Ashland County Suicide Prevention Coalition, established in 2006, recently met to review suicide prevention activities and to plan for future activities and initiatives. This includes community education and awareness activities, training for gatekeepers and support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Please Click Here for resources and additional information about this topic.

Peer Support

Peer support has been identified as one of the best and most effective tools for assisting individuals who are recovering from a mental health challenge, trauma or addiction. The Mental Health & Recovery Board is working with Catholic Charities of Ashland to establish a new peer support program that is slated to begin on or about July 1. 

An organizational and planning meeting took place on May 15th. The meeting was open to anyone who was interested in learning more about the program. Those interested shared their ideas about the services they would like to have offered.

For more information Click Here

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Empowerment Month
June 15 has been designated a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Ashland County, this falls in the month of June which in our community, the Older Adult Behavioral Coalition has set aside for Elder Empowerment Month. This provides our community with an opportunity to be reminded that our older adults are often the victims of fraud, abuse and other crimes and to recognize their strengths, assets and significant contributions to our community. A wide range of activities addressing these themes has been scheduled for June.

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