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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.

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.


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.


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.

News Archive

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.