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November 29, 2017

New campaign encourages youth to ‘Be Present’ for others in need of mental, emotional support

Release from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services COLUMBUS – Adolescence is a challenging time for any young person. It’s a period of dramatic changes, transitions […]
October 26, 2017

Local Officers Stepping Up to Prevent People with Mental Illnesses Entering Jails

Probation Officer P.J. Newbert with CIT-trained Officers Jennifer Parker and Bridget Byam Novak after conducting door-to-door wellness visits, inspired by the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) community […]
October 22, 2017

How to talk to your child about suicide

Talking — directly, non-judgmentally, and with compassion — with a child about suicide can make a real difference to their safety and well-being.   It’s OK […]

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