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  • Bullying
    Bullying 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.
    • 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.

        • 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. Call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 if you need immediate assistance.

          • 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.

            • 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.

              • 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,
                • 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.

                  • Suicide Prevention: A GlenOak High School Production
                    We partnered with GlenOak High School’s video production department for a video on suicide prevention for teens. Watch it now
                    • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to StarkHelpCentral.com

                      In 2023, 2-1-1, Stark County’s helpline, transitioned to StarkHelpCentral.com. 

                      Closing the Stark County information system and online database—that was run by United Way of Greater Stark County—and moving resources to StarkHelpCentral.com helps streamline the process for community members looking for resources and information.  

                      StarkHelpCentral.com can help you find community resources available to you and your family. The searchable community resource website is supported by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR),

                      • Suicide prevention: young adults

                        The transition to adulthood is a time of significant changes and challenges. As you seek full-time employment, experience changes in your relationships and move toward independent living, life can feel overwhelming. No matter why you are hurting, it is important to remember you are not alone. Find mental health service providers and emotional support resources for young adults in Stark County. Call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 if you need immediate assistance.

                        • Mental Health Awareness Month Tips: 4 Ways to Participate

                          Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May in the United States. It’s a time to recognize that our mental health is part of our overall health, fight stigmas surrounding mental health issues, learn about various issues and policies, and more. Whether or not you are personally dealing with a mental health issue, it is important to find ways to participate in Mental Health Awareness Month.

                          Here are four Mental Health Awareness Month tips so you can participate and support those around you.

                          • 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,

                            • Suicide prevention for Stark County children, teens and young adults
                              If someone you know is hurting, don’t stop encouraging them to seek support. There is a community rooting for them to keep going.
                              • Childhood neglect and abuse
                                When a parent or caregiver fails to provide the basic needs for a child to grow up happy and healthy, it can cause serious long-term effects. For healthy development, children need food, clothing, safety, shelter and emotional support, especially during the early years of their lives.
                                • 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.

                                    • Most Common Misconceptions About Mental Health
                                      Mental Health Assumptions: Fact or Fiction?

                                      Despite all the information available about anxiety, depression, addiction and other mental health issues, many misconceptions persist.

                                      Mental health misconceptions can be dangerous when they keep people from getting the treatment they need. Let’s talk about mental health issues and learn to separate fact from fiction. What are some common misconceptions about mental health?

                                      Fact: Mental Health Issues Are Actually Quite Common

                                      Mental health issues are uncommon,

                                      • Men’s Mental Health

                                        Sometimes you might hear the terms mental wellness or mental health and think they mean the same thing. While they are connected, they actually mean two different things. What the difference?  Mental Wellness is your overall mental wellbeing, and everyone has it! Mental wellness is when people can recognize their abilities, cope with typical stress, work and function well.  In order to be mentally well, we have to take care of our minds just like we do the rest of our body.

                                        • 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?

                                            • Importance of Safe Places and Caring Relationships for Our LGBTQ+ Young People

                                              In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, let us take a moment to learn more about what we can do in our personal and professional lives to create safe spaces and caring relationships for our LGBTQ youth (and adults).

                                              Far too many LGBTQ+ youth do not feel safe and accepted or feel a sense of pride in themselves.  In fact, LGBTQ+ youth experience bullying, parental rejection, depression, and thoughts of suicide at significantly higher rates then their heterosexual peers.

                                              Crisis Lifeline

                                              24/7 Phone #’s
                                              Call or text: 988
                                              Chat on website: www.988lifeline.org
                                              Or call: 330-452-6000 

                                              The new three-digit dialing code, 988 Lifeline, connects callers to the 988 Crisis Lifeline. When you call, text or chat using the 988 Lifeline, you’re connected to trained counselors that are part of the 988 Lifeline network, made up of more than 200 local crisis centers. Counselors are trained to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to people in suicidal crisis,

                                              Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                              Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                              Textline: Text 4hope to 741741
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                                              Coleman Crisis Services

                                              If you need immediate help, or are experiencing a mental health crisis, professional and confidential consultation is available. Call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide.

                                              Walk-in Clinic: 24/7 Crisis Services

                                              Call-in Clinic: 24/7 Crisis Services

                                              2421 13th Street NW
                                              Canton, OH 44708
                                              24/7 Phone: (330) 452-6000
                                              24/7 Phone: (330) 452-6000
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                                              COMPASS Rape Crisis

                                              24/7 Confidential Hotline: 330-452-1111

                                              Mental health, counseling, and case management services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault

                                              Confidential Hotline
                                              Hospital Advocacy
                                              Justice System Advocacy

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                                              Military & Veterans Crisis Line

                                              Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1
                                              Text: 838255
                                              Text: 838255
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                                              Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter

                                              Emergency shelter for men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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                                              Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

                                              24-hour Crisis Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

                                              Provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence in Stark County and surrounding communities

                                              • Emergency Protective Shelter
                                              • Outreach and Aftercare
                                              • Legal Advocacy
                                              • Transitional Housing
                                              • Medical Advocacy
                                              • Peer Support

                                               

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                                              National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline)

                                              Phone: 988
                                              Phone: 988
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                                              National Runaway Safeline

                                              Counselors are available 24 hours a day to support runaways, homeless youth and teens in crisis.

                                              Visit their website to see chat, text, email and call options to get help today.

                                              Hotline: 1 (800) 786-2929
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                                              Stark County Community Action Agency

                                              Emergency HEAP Appointment Line: 330-617-1055
                                              Summer & Winter Crisis
                                              PIPP

                                              Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community.

                                              Head Start
                                              HEAP
                                              HWAP (Home Weatherization)
                                              Work Force Development

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                                              CommQuest Alliance

                                              CommQuest Alliance Outpatient

                                              Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis

                                              1207 West State St.
                                              Suites F & M
                                              Alliance, OH 44601
                                              Phone: (330) 821-8407
                                              Fax: (330) 821-8506
                                              Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
                                              Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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                                              Aultman Hospital

                                              The largest hospital in Stark County.

                                              Emergency Room provides services for individuals with urgent health care concerns. Also a place for parents to safely and legally give their babies up.

                                              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.

                                              Offer grief support groups, more details online here.

                                              2600 6th St. SW
                                              Canton, OH 44710
                                              Phone: (330) 452-9911
                                              Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                                              Emergency Room: (330) 363-6203
                                              Hours: 24/7
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                                              Coleman Health Services – Alliance

                                              Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay

                                              Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services

                                              Walk-in Clinic:

                                              Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm

                                              1410 West State St.
                                              Alliance, OH 44601
                                              Phone: (330) 823-6932
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                                              Coleman Health Services – Canton

                                              Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay

                                              Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services

                                              Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm

                                              400 Tuscarawas St. W
                                              Suite 200
                                              Canton, OH 44702
                                              Phone: (330) 438-2400
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