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Richland County Observes May As Mental Health Month

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 5/2/2013

May is Mental Health Month, and is being observed in Richland County with numerous activities.

The first was a proclamation being issued by the commissioners Thursday morning.

Mental Health Director Joe Trolian says the key message is that mental illness is not necessarily a life-long affliction.

Mary Kay Pierce of the National Alliance on Mental Illness says she's pleased with local law enforcement for taking training on how to deal with people having a mental health crisis.

Here is the calendar of events for Mental Health Month: 

 

May 4th 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.- CACY will host an information table at Med Central Health System/Shelby hospital’s “Shelby Health Fair”.  The event will be held on the ground floor of the Shelby hospital.

 

May 7th at 7:00 p.m.- A proclamation will be given by the City of Mansfield and Mayor Tim Theaker recognizing May as Mental Health Month in the City of Mansfield.

 

May 8th at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.- Catalyst Life Services will host a Residential Bake Sale in the lobby at 741 Scholl Road. Please feel free to check out the goodies. All proceeds will go towards the client’s activity fund. For more information please call 419-756-1717.

 

May 8th at 11:30 a.m.- Ohio Resiliency Ring is scheduled to be on the West Plaza of the Statehouse celebrating National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  This event seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. For more information contact NAMI at 419-522-6264.

 

May 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.- Catalyst Life Services will host ‘Children’s Mental Health Day’ at 270 Sterkel Boulevard, Mansfield, Ohio. For more information call 419-756-1717.

 

May 13th at 12:00 p.m.- Mansfield Municipal Court will hold Mental Health Court Graduation and Reception in honor of the graduates. There are 13 individuals who will be participating in the graduation. For more details on the event please call 419-522-6264.

 

May 13th at 10:00 a.m.- Joe Trolian, Executive Director of the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board will be taping Focus on North Central Ohio with Brigitte Coles of WMFD. Air Dates will be provided that after the taping. Joe will be discussing the history of behavioral health and May is Mental Health Month.

 

May 16th and 17th 8:15 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.- The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board in collaboration with Foundations for Living and The Center for Individual and Family Therapy will host Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training. The training requires preregistration. Cost of the two day training is $100 per person. For more information please contact the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board at 419-774-5811.

 

May 18th at 1:00 p.m.- CACY and the Mansfield-Ontario Health Department will hold a Seat Belt Relay at Mansfield Motor Group located at 1793 PAW, Mansfield Ohio for youth ages 14 to 17. The event will focus on drinking and  driving prevention and seat belt safety.

 

May 20th 6:30 p.m.- The NAMI Support Group Meeting will have a speaker talking on Children’s Mental Health issues. The meeting will be held at the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board at 87 East 1st Street,  Mansfield, Ohio. For more information contact NAMI at 419-522-6264.

 

May 21st 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.- Stand Down for Veterans Day- The event is coordinated to provide information to veterans on available services in the community and will be at Mid Ohio Educational Services Center at 890 West 4th Street, Mansfield, Ohio.

 

May 21st at 5:50 p.m.- The Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board will host its Annual Dinner and 45th Anniversary Celebration. For more information please call the Board office at 419-774-5811.

 

May 29th - CACY’s Positive Opportunity Program (POP) will host a youth and family swim night at the Mansfield YMCA with focus on preventing youth from engaging in alcohol, tobacco and/or drug abuse through positive decision-making skill development. Invitations will be mailed.

 

May 31st 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Rob Brandt with "Robby's Voice" will be at Catalyst Life Services, located at 270 Sterkel Boulevard in Mansfield, to talk about Heroin Addiction and his son Robby.  CEU's and RCH's will be provided. The fee is $5 a person, which will be given to "Robby's Voice" to help with their Mission which is "to save lives by raising awareness about drug addiction. We arm parents, students and communities with the information to identify the warning signs of substance abuse and get access to the resources needed to LIVE a drug free life."  For more information call Catalyst Life Services at 419-756-1717.

 

 

   
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