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adamh board thanks providers dyring ‘week of appreciation’

The Medina County ADAMH Board Executive Director, Phillip Titterington, stated “the ADAMH Board is thankful for he great work that all of the Medina County behavioral health agencies are providing to those in need.”

walking to raise awareness

Medina County residents gathered at Public Square Sunday afternoon to participate in an effort to raise awareness of suicide and prevention resources in the community.

Medina county adamh board thanks providers 

The Medina County ADAMH Board Executive Director, Phillip Titterington, stated “the ADAMH Board is thankful for the great work that all of the Medina County behavioral health agencies are providing to those in need.

Medina county commissioners: National Recovery Month recognized

For the past 33 years, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month to not only celebrate those living in recovery but to educate other on the importance of substance abuse treatment and mental health service for those in need.

raising overdose awareness

Medina County takes part in the international event for the fifth year.

HRC expanding to serve those impacted by addiction

The Medina County ADAMH Board did what they they have done continuously over the past four years; they’ve responded to the needs of the recovery community. 

HOPE RECOVERY COMMUNITY: ORGANIZATION GETS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

The Hope Recovery Community is now one of 167 recovery support organizations in the United States that have been nationally certified by Faces and Voices of Recovery.

HOPE RECOVERY COMMUNITY: CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR EXPANSION 

Construction has been underway for a moth at Hope Recovery Community to expand the current building by 3,000 square feet.

Partners become stewards of estate

Friends of Medina County Park District and MCPD are developing partnership agreements with the Medina County Historical Society, Feeding Medina County, the Medina County ADAMH Board, Hope Recovery Community, and Cathy’s House to discuss uses of the buildings and the grounds.

Child, family trauma center in the works

The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board is working to create a 6,000 square foot child and family trauma informed outpatient center.

Support group created for parents and caregivers

The Children’s Center of Medina County and OhioGuidestone, with support from the ADAMH board, has created a support group for parents and caregivers of children who have experienced sexual abuse or maltreatment.

Local mental health organization recogizes Wadsworth police

The Wadsworth Police Department has received an award from ADAMH Board provider, Alternative Paths, recognizing the department’s responses to individuals with mental illness. 

Medina County Human Services Committee Aims to Raise abuse Awareness

The Medina County Human Services levy fundraising committee will hold its second annual Raising the Bar Against Abuse event at Root18 Crossfit.

Students honored for work at breakfast

For more than 30 years, the Medina County Share Cluster has collaboratively worked to promote nonviolent, drug free living for the kids in the county.

Alternative Paths Names WPG as their CIT Police Agency of the Year

ADAMH Board provider, Alternative Paths, provides crisis intervention training.

Suicide Prevention At Contest Through March 28

The Art Made, Lives Saved poster and sticker contest runs through March 29th, inviting local middle schoolers to put forth original art aimed at preventing suicide.

Sheriff adds mental health clinician to county’s crisis negotiation team

Medina County Sheriff Terry Grice has furthered the partnership with Medina County ADAMH Board contracted behavioral healthcare organization, Alternative Paths, Inc. by adding an experienced mental health clinician to the county’s multi-jurisdictional crisis negotiation team.

Crisis negotiation team adds mental health clinician

When a call for SWAT is placed, law enforcement from the county is notified to respond to the call. Now, in addition to officers, a mental health clinician will respond to the call as a part of the crisis negotiation team.

Group to Host training sessions on suicide prevention

One of the groups for Leadership Medina County is focusing on mental health in the community and working to promote QPR training that is funded by Alternative Paths in partnership with the ADAMH Board.

Emergency Shelter Plan in the Works

A 30-bed emergency housing shelter should be open to Medina County residents in need within the next two years, officials said Tuesday.

EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER PURSUED

A push towards the creation of an emergency homeless shelter is in progress as the Medina County Housing Network works on its coordinated community plan to prevent and end homelessness.

Housing Network Approves Plan

A coordinated community plan to prevent and end homelessness was unanimously approved Thursday by the Medina County Housing Network.

DISCOVERY rECOVERY HOUSE HOSTING VIRTUAL HOUSEWARMING

The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board, in collaboration with OhioGuidestone, has announced plans to host a virtual “housewarming” event during the month of February for the new recovery housing facility for women in Medina County. 

women given a place to heal addiction

In partnership with Medina County ADAMH Board and OhioGuidestone, the Discovery Recovery House provides 11 women with the opportunity to begin their recovery process.

PEER SUPPORT: HOW ORDINARY OHIOANS ARE HELPING OTHERS BREAK MENTAL HEALTH BARRIERS

In Medina, another peer support group, the Hope Recovery Community, offers people in recovery help with a different facet of their lives: finding safe ways to reclaim al of their favorite activities.

RECOVERY SERVICES TO EXPAND INTO BRUNSWICK

Recovery housing is growing throughout the county as Medina-based Cathy’s House and Hope Recovery Community expand their reach to Brunswick.

Suicide Prevention Walk at Medina Public Square asks community to ‘be bold’

Willingness to start difficult conversations was urged Sunday during the area’s eighth annual Step Up to Prevent Suicide Community Walk.

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MEDINA COUNTY ADAMH BOARD HOSTS WEEK OF APPRECIATION

Each year, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services recognizes those who work with individuals struggling to overcome substance use disorders by hosting a Week of Appreciation form Sept. 20-26.

GROUP AIMS TO MITIGATE HOMLESSNESS

Details of a coordinated homeless prevention and mitigation plan were laid out Thursday by the Medina County Housing Network at Heartland Community Church.

STATWIDE PLAN AIMS TO REDUCE SUICIDE, STIGMA OF SEEKING HELP

Alternative Paths, in coordination with the Suicide Prevention Coalition, will once again hold a “Step Up to Prevent Suicide Community Walk.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR SUICIDE SURVIVORS

Medina County has an array of programs designed to prevent suicide.

MEDINA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPANDS PROJECT DAWN PROGRAM TO THE HOPE RECOVERY COMMUNITY

Hope Recovery Community partnered with the Medina County Health Department in May to expand Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) into additional locations due to a new grant from the Ohio Department of Health.

MEDINA COUNTY OFFICIALS CREATE OVERDOSE FATALITY REVIEW BOARD


The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board announced the creation of the Overdose Fatality Review Board.

ADAMH BOARD FACING WORKFORCE SHORTAGES

As demand for services through Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Board remains consistent, the ability to meet those needs is being affected by workforce shortages according to officials.

ADAMH BOARD PARTNERS WITH ALTERNATIVE PATHS FOR SUICIDE SURVIVORS


The LOSS Team is the latest addition to ongoing suicide-prevention efforts in Medina County.

POSSIBLE HOMELESS SHELTER GAINING MOMENTUM

While still in the planning stages, a possible homeless shelter for Medina County appears to be moving along.

MEN’S RECOVERY HOUSE WILL OPEN IN THE FALL IN MEDINA

A five-bedroom men’s recovery house will open in the fall in Medina, said Jon Robinson, executive director of Cathy’s House.

HUMAN SERVICES LEVY FUNDS NEEDED SERVICES

The human services levy, which provides funding for the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board, allows it to fill needed gaps not covered by any other funding sources at a time when need is growing.

HOUSING NETWORK TO HIRE A CONSULTANT TO ASSESS HOMELESSNESS

The Medina County Housing Network’s Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee is in the process of hiring a consultant to assess homelessness in Medina County.

HOMELESS SHELTER COMES ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY WITH SEED MONEY FUNDING

A drop-in homeless shelter is close to becoming a reality in Medina County.

MEN’S RECOVERY HOUSE IS CLOSE TO HAPPENING

A housing project for men in recovery is progressing to the point where it could open in the summer.

ADAMH BOARD ADDS NEW PR PERSON TO GET WORD OUT

The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board has hired a community relations director to provide community outreach in an effort to inform the public on the board’s mission and growing number of services.

PANDEMIC INCREASING NEED FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES

Calls to the 24/7 Crisis and Behavioral Health Helpline have been soaring.

WOMEN’S RECOVERY HOUSE TO OPEN IN MAY

A much-needed, 12-bed women’s recovery house is set to open in May.

GOVERNOR DEWINE THANKS FRONTLINE BEHAVORIAL HEALTH WORKERS DURING THE WEEK OF APPRECIATION.

HUMAN SERVICES LEVY

Funds from the county’s first human services levy have already started helping citizens across Medina County.

COUNTY AGENCIES SEEKING MORE FUNDING

Three Medina County human service agencies with growing needs hope to place a 1.0-mill levy on the November ballot that would generate about $5 million annually.

COUNTY AGENCIES ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN SERVICES LEVY

The needs of Medina County citizens for human services continue to increase, yet the funding for these agencies is dwindling.

DEMAND FOR MEDINA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES GROWS; SINGLE LEVY SOUGHT

Three Medina County human service agencies with growing needs propose a single dedicated funding levy to the Medina County commissioners.

FIRST RESPONDERS CELEBRATED FOR EFFORTS AGAINST ADDICTION

Medina County is recognizing first responders this week for ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

MEDINA TO GET ANOTHER ADDICTION RECOVERY OPTION

Hope Recovery Community will open ‘Highland House’.

WEBSITE SHOWS WHERE TO FIND HELP AMID OPIOID CRISIS


An average of eight people die each day in Ohio due to drug overdoses.