Come celebrate with us! FREE family-friendly fun for everyone in our communities on September 16 and October 7!
The film "Suicide The Ripple Effect" chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 29 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery.
Tickets are $10 at the door of the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. A Q&A and discussion will follow the film. This is a fundraiser for NAMI of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbana Hands of Hope is hosting a family-friendly New Year's Eve Party on December 31st at The Urbana Recovery Zone (827 Scioto Street). Snacks and drinks provided. The party starts at 7pm. Bring the whole family and let's ring in the New Year together!
This picture is for a grant of $10,000 for the Logan County Coalition Advisory Board to continue the work with Epiphany Community Services for evaluation and data tracking software access to move our community toward a model of Collective Impact as it relates to the following prevention coalitions: Access & Resources Coalition (ARC), Healthy Living Coalition, Continuum of Care Coalition, Logan County Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts (CORE) and the Logan/Champaign Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Thank you CareSource for your support of building a healthier Logan County!!!
Homelessness is a circumstance that nearly everyone thinks could never happen to them—and yet, there are hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children with nowhere to call home. Please review the resources below to learn more about how you can help those in need.
What’s the best way to help the homeless? Former homeless people share their advice
Runaways and Drug Abuse: 15 Ways to Reach Out and Make a Difference
Homeless Shelter Directory
Declutter Your Home Through Philanthropy
13 Essential Items You Never Thought to Donate to Those in Need
The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Home's Yard into a Community Garden
10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting Them
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities offers a new Crisis Text Line. Text 4hope to 741741 to communicate. The Crisis Tex Line is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A PROCLAMATION
Each year, more Americans die from drug overdoses than in traffic accidents, and more than 3 out of 5 of these deaths involve an opioid. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription opioid pain relievers, heroin, and fentanyl, has nearly quadrupled. Many people who die from an overdose struggle with an opioid use disorder or other substance use disorder, and unfortunately misconceptions surrounding these disorders have contributed to harmful stigmas that prevent individuals from seeking evidence-based treatment. During Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, we pause to remember all those we have lost to opioid use disorder, we stand with the courageous individuals in recovery, and we recognize the importance of raising awareness of this epidemic.
Opioid use disorder, or addiction to prescription opioids or heroin, is a disease that touches too many of our communities -- big and small, urban and rural -- and devastates families, all while straining the capacity of law enforcement and the health care system. States and localities across our country, in collaboration with Federal and national partners, are working together to address this issue through innovative partnerships between public safety and public health professionals. The Federal Government is bolstering efforts to expand treatment and opioid abuse prevention activities, and we are working alongside law enforcement to help get more people into treatment instead of jail.
My Administration is steadfast in its commitment to reduce overdose deaths and get more Americans the help they need. That is why I continue to call on the Congress to provide $1.1 billion to expand access to treatment services for opioid use disorder. These new investments would build on the steps we have already taken to expand overdose prevention strategies, and increase access to naloxone -- the overdose reversal drug that first responders and community members are using to save lives. We are also working to improve opioid prescribing practices and support targeted enforcement activities. Although Federal agencies will continue using all available tools to address opioid use disorder and overdose, the Congress must act quickly to help more individuals get the treatment they need -- because the longer we go without congressional action on this funding, the more opportunities we miss to save lives.
Too often, we expect people struggling with substance use disorders to self-diagnose and seek treatment. And although we have made great strides in helping more Americans access care, far too many still lack appropriate, evidence-based treatment. This week, we reaffirm our commitment to raising awareness about this disease and supporting prevention and treatment programs. Let us ensure everyone with an opioid use disorder can embark on the road to recovery, and together, let us begin to turn the tide of this epidemic.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 18 through September 24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that raise awareness about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.