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- Are you in crisis?
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text one of the hotlines below. Counselors and intake specialists are available to offer free, confidential support whenever you need it.In emergency situations, dial 911 and request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer.
- Immediate assistance
If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is important to seek help immediately. No matter if you’re struggling with depression, substance use, relationship problems or family turmoil, free and confidential support is available. You are not alone and talking to someone could help save a life.
- Important phone numbers & textlineWhether you are struggling with substance use, domestic or gang violence or negative peer influence, free and confidential support is available 24 hours a day. It’s important to know you’re not alone and the right treatment could be just a conversation away.
- Crisis text line & bullying resourcesBullying is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately. Remember, if a crime has been committed or if someone is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, here are some important next steps, resources and options to consider.
- Suicide warning signs
To raise awareness and help save the lives of those thinking about suicide, it is important to understand and recognize the warning signs. Suicide is preventable, and we all play an important role. Learn how to identify the signs, start a dialogue and take action.
- Hotline to report abuse or neglectIf you suspect childhood abuse or neglect, don’t wait to reach out. When it comes to children in crisis, every minute can be crucial in preventing an episode of abuse. Whether you have a concern about mental, emotional or physical cruelty, call the hotline today.
- Reporting domestic violenceWhile reporting domestic violence can be scary and difficult, it may very well save a life. If and when you do decide to contact officials, it is important that you are as prepared as possible. Stark Help Central has gathered the following information to help guide you through the process of speaking with law enforcement and crisis resources.
- Domestic violence: youth & teens
Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of children have been exposed to domestic violence by the age of 17. Witnessing violence can have long-term impacts on these adolescents, putting them at higher risk for substance use, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and even further domestic violence. Find resources to help prevent violence in the home and support young people experiencing domestic violence in Stark County.
- Safety plansFor individuals in Stark County who are planning to leave or have recently left a violent relationship, a safety plan is a helpful tool.
- Sexual abuse & rape crisis services
According to RAINN, every 98 seconds, someone experiences sexual assault. This could include actions such as harassment, rape or sexual violence. For a young person who has suffered sexual abuse, the effects can be long lasting, leading to physical, emotional and psychological harm. Find rape crisis services and sexual abuse support groups available in Stark County.
- Childhood rape crisis services
Unfortunately, childhood rape is not a rare occurrence and is often carried out by a trusted loved one. This can cause deep shame and emotional turmoil, preventing a child from speaking out against the abuse. Find local resources where you can report suspicions of childhood rape and find support resources for kids in crisis.
- Overdose prevention & treatment
Opioid use is a growing concern in Stark County. For the past several years, opioid overdose has been the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 37 percent of unintentional overdose deaths are caused by prescription painkillers.
Opiates and opioids are similar, highly addictive drugs. Opiates, including heroin, morphine and codeine are made from the opium poppy plant. Opioids is a broader term that includes opiates and synthetic opioids such as prescription painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone,
- Nonviolent crisis intervention training
Students with developmental disabilities are often disciplined by removing them from the learning environment – such as through suspension or expulsion. Nonviolent crisis intervention training works to keep all students in the classroom using positive behavior supports and other preventative measures. Contact your local school district to learn more about nonviolent crisis intervention training.
- If someone you love is at risk
We all have an important role in the mission to end suicide. If you suspect someone you love is at risk, contact law enforcement, a national hotline or a mental health provider right away. Taking action could help prevent a tragedy and save a life. Reach out today for free, confidential guidance and support.
- Suicide prevention: youth & teens
Learn what you can do to support your friends, family and classmates who are hurting. Suicide is a leading cause of death for adolescents ages 10 to 24 and an unfortunate reality in our community. Together, we can help prevent teen suicide.
- Emergency shelters
If you are going through a housing crisis or find yourself homeless, emergency shelter is available throughout Stark County. Various organizations offer overnight sleeping accommodations and temporary shelter.
Contact a location below or call the Stark County Homeless Hotline at (330) 452-4363.
- Opiate Resources
In recent years, heroin use has been on the rise across the nation, throughout Ohio and in Stark County. According to Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), 1,444 members of our community were treated for opiate use in 2016 – nearly six times the number treated 10 years earlier. Find resources and programs to help raise awareness, educate the community and combat this growing epidemic.If you or someone you know is in crisis,
- Holiday Gifts for Families in Need in 2021Families looking for help with 2021 holiday gifts can turn to several groups in the Stark County area.
- March 1st is Self Injury Awareness Day
The UK organization LifeSIGNS started dedicating March 1st as Self Injury Awareness Day in 2002. Now, 20 years later, it is a national awareness day for many countries, including the U.S. Self-injury goes by other names, including self-harm and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and encompasses a large range of actions that one takes to cope with extreme emotion, release tension from these emotions, or take back a perceived loss of control. While teens tend to be the most likely to self-injure,
- Mental Health Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic
This year, we’ve faced a pandemic unlike anything in our lifetimes. As we get closer to a vaccine for coronavirus, many people in Stark County are still feeling the stressful effects. Fortunately, the stress response is normal during a crisis.
Are you looking for ways to manage feelings of stress and anxiety? Here are some common questions we have received related to mental health, coping with COVID-19 in the community,
- The Importance of Getting an Opioid Overdose Kit
As the opioid crisis in Northeast Ohio continued to grow, the Stark County Opiate & Addiction Task Force was created in 2011 to help educate the community and provide necessary resources on opioids. In 2014, Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) was created by the Ohio Health Department to bring together educational and naloxone distribution programs during the opioid epidemic. In order to prevent opioid overdose and to further harm reduction strategies, these organizations provide free overdose kits for anyone in Ohio who wants one.
- Where to find food and meals for Thanksgiving
For some families who are struggling with poverty and hunger, Thanksgiving can be a bittersweet holiday. Food insecurity can make it difficult to obtain the needed ingredients for a special meal, as can financial difficulties, high medical bills, low wages, and lack of transportation.
But it’s still possible to make the holiday a special time with loved ones.
Stark Help Central.com wants to help ensure everyone can enjoy the holiday, especially children,
- Telehealth is here!Whether you are new to professional mental health support or have been in treatment before, telethealth is here to help.
- Reflections, 2020-2021
Do you roll your eyes when you hear the words ‘self care’? Yeah, me too, and we are hearing it now more often than ever. For 20 years much of our community’s training emphasis has been on understanding both the devastation of trauma and the healing power of Resilience. Who knew that, unknowingly, we were preparing ourselves for 2020 – when our entire world would
experience a collective and ongoing traumatic pandemic.
The stability and predictability that had structured our lives?
Free, confidential assistance from qualified counselors.
Coleman Crisis Services2421 13th Street NW
Canton, OH 44708
COMPASS Rape Crisis
Mental health counseling services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Canton, OH 44707
Military & Veterans Crisis LineLearn more
Crisis Intervention Team Officers
Officers trained in proven and effective communication techniques to help reduce violence and ensure successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations.
Alliance Area Rape Crisis Program: CommQuest
Free resource for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
Alliance, OH 44601
Goodwill Community Campus: Utilities
Crisis funds to help pay for utilities.
Canton, OH 44707
Coleman Health Services
Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
Canton, OH 44702
National Runaway Safeline
Counselors are available 24 hours a day to support runaways, homeless youth and teens in crisis.
Aultman Serenity Program
Anyone – at any time can be impacted by violence. Aultman Serenity Program provides medical forensic nursing care to individuals impacted by violence. Including individuals that have experienced: abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.
Canton, OH , OH 44710