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  • How to Build Your Self-Esteem
    Low self-esteem can affect many aspects of your life. Feel like you could improve your self-esteem? Here are some ways to start loving yourself more.
    • 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.

      • Mental health: early childhood

        We all wonder and worry about our children, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between normal tantrums and the signs of a more serious behavioral problem. If you think your child’s thoughts or emotions might call for attention, your next move should be to consult a mental health professional. Start with a developmental pediatrician or community behavioral health resource to voice your concerns.

        • Mental health: childhood

          Healthy minds are the building blocks for strong family foundations. For children whose parents are affected with mental health issues, or for children with their own mental health challenges, help is available here in Stark County. Find local resources, organizations and support groups dedicated to lifting up families touched by mental illness.

          • Mental health: youth & teens

            When it comes to teenage behavior, it can be difficult to distinguish angst and mood swings from deep emotional turmoil. Learn where and how to report a problem if you believe you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness. There are many Stark County organizations dedicated to supporting young people in their journeys toward hope and recovery.

            • Mental health: young adults

              Teens and young adults who have diagnosable mental illnesses may have difficulty managing daily life functions, including securing housing, employment and education without assistance. Fortunately, Stark County has many mental health and independent living programs available to help support young people as they transition to adulthood.

              • You’re Not a Bad Parent if Your Child Needs Support for their Mental Health
                If your child comes to you with an issue that may be impacting their mental health, you might feel guilty. However, they simply need your support.
                • There is No Health Without Mental Health
                  Mental health in an important part of your overall health – it’s not just physical health. Learn more and get Stark County resources on mental health.
                  • 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,

                    • Improve Family Dialogs with StarkMHAR Conversation Cards

                      Once your family is seated around the dinner table, the typical conversation starter is: “So, how was your day?”

                      And the typical answer? “Fine.”

                      Getting your child to say anything more can be a lot of work.

                      But what if you stopped thinking of the child’s attitude as the problem, and started with the question? What if there were some truly interesting questions you could ask your family? And what if they were excited to think about them and answer?

                      • Childhood mental health services

                        In some instances, a child who has experienced trauma or another mental health challenge may struggle to cope as they get older. If your child seems to be battling feelings of hopelessness, sadness or difficult behaviors, consider seeking the help of a mental health provider in Stark County.

                        It’s never too early to think about children’s mental health. For women who are pregnant or parents who have young babies at home,

                        • Being Kind to Others & Yourself Can Improve Your Mental Health
                          Kindness is linked to mental health. And we sure could use more of it during the pandemic. Here are simple ways to add more kindness into your life.
                          • Telehealth is here!
                            Whether you are new to professional mental health support or have been in treatment before, telethealth is here to help.
                            • Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
                              6 Holistic Outlets to Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

                              More and more people are realizing how important our mental health is to our overall wellbeing. While traditional medical treatments play an integral role in maintaining good mental health, holistic mental health outlets provide a complementary approach. Though not a substitute for professional help, these outlets offer unique strategies to improve your mental and overall health

                              These alternative therapies for mental health range from free,

                              • Mental health service providers

                                Are you ready to seek treatment for a mental health condition? We know there are many reasons why reaching out for support might not be the easiest choice. But we also know it’s one of the best decisions you can make for your emotional wellness. And now there are alternatives to meeting with a counselor in person! Telehealth is now available for virtual mental health support.

                                If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of sadness or hopelessness,

                                • LGBTQ+ mental health
                                  Bullying, fear of rejection and the chronic stress associated with having a seemingly stigmatized identity can put significant strain on an LGBTQ+ teen’s mental health. In fact, research shows that LGBTQ+ youth have much higher levels of suicidal ideation than their heterosexual peers.
                                  • Youth & Teens (Ages 11 - 17)
                                • Mental health signs to look for
                                  Sometimes without warning, a child’s behavior takes a noticeable change for the worse. If they become unusually sad or suddenly disruptive, it may be difficult to determine if it’s just a phase or a symptom of something more serious. Understanding the warning signs of a significant emotional issue can help you decide when to seek professional help.
                                  • Mental & emotional support for trauma
                                    Recovering from a traumatic event isn’t easy. Discovering and developing resiliency and coping skills may be easier with the help of a mental health professional.
                                    • Navigating the Holidays and Mental Health

                                      While the holidays are celebrated as “the happiest time of the year,” it doesn’t always feel that way. If you, or a loved one, is struggling, the holidays can be hard. If you’re feeling alone, know that there are places in Stark County where you can turn for support and help.

                                      The Holidays and Mental Health

                                      Struggles with mental health and the holidays can equal extra stress. Navigating the two at the same time can be difficult.

                                      • Mental Health Month: Ways to Stop the Stigma
                                        Find out how to promote understanding, increase opportunities for help and improve the lives of those facing mental health conditions in Stark County.
                                        • Trauma: childhood

                                          When children are exposed to violence, abuse or even natural disasters, their confidence is shaken, and their view of the world can be altered. A child’s psychological and physical response to these events can have long-lasting implications for their success in school, their personal relationships and their behavior. Find local resources and childhood counseling to support children who have experienced trauma in Stark County.

                                          • First episode of psychosis
                                            The first time you experience a break in your perceptions or sense of reality, it can be frightening and difficult to understand. This early stage of psychosis can happen to people of all ages, and is the most critical time to seek treatment from a trusted mental health provider. Learn ways to identify the first episode of psychosis and find service providers in Stark County you can turn to for support.
                                            • Trauma: early childhood

                                              When a child experiences trauma, it often impacts the entire family and the community around them. These experiences can affect a child’s whole body and emotional well-being, and every child’s response to trauma is unique. Find mental health and counseling resources to help children and families cope with the effects of trauma here in Stark County.

                                              • Eating disorders
                                                Whether stemming from behavioral challenges, societal pressures or an underlying mental health issue, eating disorders can affect anyone of any age, race, gender or background. They are just as dangerous as other illnesses, so it is important that these disorders are identified and treated right away. Find community resources available in Stark County to support you or a loved one who is struggling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or another eating disorder.
                                                • Introducing the Stark County Mindfulness Walk
                                                  StarkMHAR & Stark Parks partnered to create a 1-mile Mindfulness Walk with activities to promote mental health & self-care while enjoying nature.
                                                  • Health care support
                                                    All residents should have access to safe and effective health care, regardless of age or income. If you are a teen, young adult or the parent of a young child, affordable, quality care is within your reach. Get the medical, dental, prescription or mental health coverage you need for a happy and healthy tomorrow.
                                                    • Anxiety and Depression: A GlenOak High School Production
                                                      We partnered with GlenOak High School’s video production department for a video on anxiety and depression. Watch it now.
                                                      • 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.

                                                        • Abuse & neglect: young adults

                                                          No matter when it initially takes place, the effects of abuse often extend well into adulthood, significantly impacting a person’s physical and mental health. It is important for those who have struggled or are still dealing with the turmoil of abuse and neglect to get the help they need to move forward in a positive, healing direction. Find resources in Stark County dedicated to lifting up survivors of abuse and neglect.

                                                          • 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.

                                                            • 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,

                                                              • 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.
                                                                • Suicide Risk and Prevention
                                                                  Growing up can be a challenging and isolating experience, but the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone. No matter the adversity you might be facing, find the encouragement you need to move forward in a positive direction. Stark Help Central is a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for young people of all ages and backgrounds.
                                                                  • HOPE Program Addresses Mental Health in Those on Probation
                                                                    Stark County’s HOPE Program is an alternative to prison for those who have a history of mental health issues and are involved in a probation offense.
                                                                    • Foster Children: Aging Out Resources

                                                                      Children who are part of the foster care system in Stark County will eventually reach the age of 18 and age out of the program. Just like anyone else, these young adults may have medical and mental health care needs. But unlike other young people, once they age out of foster care, they no longer have the same financial and emotional backing at home.

                                                                      Unfortunately, these young people rarely receive the emotional and behavioral health services they need because of a lack of insurance and family support.

                                                                      • Early Childhood (Ages 0 - 3)
                                                                      • Childhood (Ages 4 - 10)
                                                                      • Youth & Teens (Ages 11 - 17)
                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      • 3 Reasons Why Nature is Good for Your Mental Health

                                                                        During the pandemic, everyone seemed to realize the importance of getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. Think about how much lighter you feel after taking your dog for a walk. Or how energized your mind is after a hike in the woods. Or even consider the boost you get from a warm, sunshine-filled day. It should be no secret how nature helps our mental health.

                                                                        Let’s explore just a few of the ways nature and mental health are connected.

                                                                        • Children with incarcerated parents
                                                                          Having a parent in prison can have a significant impact on a child’s mental and behavioral health. To help reduce the risk for negative outcomes, such as depression, substance use and criminal behavior, it is important for communities to wrap around children with incarcerated parents.
                                                                          • How school districts throughout Stark County are addressing safety concerns
                                                                            The goal in Stark County is to keep every student safe. If students don’t feel safe, they’re not able to perform at their best academically.
                                                                            • Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

                                                                              Mental health is an important part of one’s overall wellbeing. Similar to physical health, early detection of mental health issues can be pivotal in ensuring more effective treatment, a speedy recovery and a better quality of life.  

                                                                              However, we must understand that while we can recognize signs of distress, the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues are a complex process best left to professionals. 

                                                                              Understanding the early warning signs of mental illness is not your chance to diagnose someone.

                                                                              • Aging out of foster care

                                                                                For young people from 16 to 21 in Stark County, independent living services are available during the transition out of foster care. Specialists can help with the coordination of services to help facilitate a happy and healthy journey toward adulthood. Learn more about the social and support services available to teens and young adults in the Stark County foster system.

                                                                                • 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.

                                                                                  • Drugs & alcohol
                                                                                    Young people may turn to alcohol and drugs as a way to numb emotional pain from personal trauma or as result of peer influence. Youth substance use is a key contributor to problems at school, poor social relationships, motor vehicle accidents and mental health issues. With professional treatment, recovery is possible.
                                                                                    • Introducing
                                                                             provides information and support to youth, young adults and engaged members of our community.
                                                                                      • How to be an advocate for youth in your Stark County community
                                                                                        Learn how you can find and share resources to be an advocate for youth in your Stark County community.
                                                                                        • Medical health providers

                                                                                          If you are unsure of where to go for medical issues or don’t have a primary care physician, there are hospitals, medical centers, and urgent care facilities throughout Stark County. They can help you stay in good health, address any concerns or illnesses, or tend to more immediate needs and minor injuries. Affordable resources for medical and mental health services are available near you.

                                                                                          • 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,
                                                                                            • 2-1-1 Helpline Transitions Resources to

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

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

                                                                                     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),

                                                                                              • 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.
                                                                                                • 6 Ways to Help a Loved One Through Addiction

                                                                                                  Addiction leaves countless individuals and their loved ones reeling from its devastating impact. As a disease, addiction is frequently misunderstood and stigmatized. Beyond the stereotypical images of substance use, addiction can have behavioral and psychological effects.   

                                                                                                  If you’re helping someone with addiction issues, the first thing is to know there is always hope and a way forward.   

                                                                                                  Understanding Addiction as a Disease

                                                                                                  To provide meaningful help to a loved one struggling with addiction,

                                                                                                  • Stark County CARE Teams cover basic needs so students can focus on academics
                                                                                                    Together, these professionals brainstorm ideas for ways to support children so they can do their best while they’re at school.
                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                      • Health & insurance: young adults

                                                                                                        For some young adults who do not receive benefits through their employers, purchasing medical insurance can be a hardship. Yet, it’s vital to secure health care coverage to stay healthy and offset large medical expenses. The Ohio Medicaid program offers those who qualify a way to obtain state-funded medical insurance, which provides coverage for many important health care services at little or no cost to the individual. Learn what Medicaid benefits could mean for you.

                                                                                                        • Becoming resilient is a daily practice
                                                                                                          Resiliency daily practices and tips to help you build a strong foundation of character. Face life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.
                                                                                                          • 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,

                                                                                                            Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

                                                                                                            Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults

                                                                                                            Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma

                                                                                                            Closed Friday, clients directed to Canton if an emergency or direct care needed

                                                                                                            1844 W State St
                                                                                                            Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 493-4553
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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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                                                                                                            Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

                                                                                                            Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults

                                                                                                            Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma

                                                                                                            624 Market Ave. N
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 493-4553
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                                                                                                            Sunrise Vista Behavioral Health

                                                                                                            At Sunrise Vista, we are capable of providing the medical needs associated with substance abuse disorders in individuals also experiencing mental health related symptoms as long as the individual has a primary mental health diagnosis.

                                                                                                            1223 Market Ave North
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44714
                                                                                                            Phone: 234-999-4900
                                                                                                            Phone: 234-999-4900
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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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                                                                                                            Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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

                                                                                                            The new three-digit dialing code, 988 Lifeline, connects callers to the 988 Suicide & 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 or emotional distress.  

                                                                                                            Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                                                                                            Hotline: (330) 452-6000
                                                                                                            Textline: Text 4hope to 741741
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                                                                                                            Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

                                                                                                            Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.

                                                                                                            SERVICES AT A GLANCE UNDER ALL PROGRAMS

                                                                                                            Prevention and Consultation: Prevention services are designed to reduce risk factors, increase resiliency and prevent the development of further at-risk behavior. Mental health service providers offer consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions.


                                                                                                            Diagnostic Assessment: A mental health professional conducts a diagnostic assessment to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder by gathering information about the child’s life situation,

                                                                                                            Parkway Learning & Development Center
                                                                                                            1490 Parkway Blvd
                                                                                                            Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 823-5335
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                                                                                                            Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

                                                                                                            Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.

                                                                                                            121 Cleveland Ave. SW
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 455-6644
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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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                                                                                                            Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth.

                                                                                                            Additional Program:
                                                                                                            The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.

                                                                                                            4579 Everhard Rd NW
                                                                                                            Suite A
                                                                                                            North Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: (440) 260-6466
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                                                                                                            ICAN Housing

                                                                                                            Connecting people to housing, mental health services and community support in Stark County, Ohio.

                                                                                                            Need help? Click here for first steps.

                                                                                                            1214 Market Ave. N
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44714
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 455-9100
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                                                                                                            CommQuest Canton

                                                                                                            Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center

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                                                                                                            Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

                                                                                                            Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.

                                                                                                            • Case management
                                                                                                            • Diagnostic mental health assessments
                                                                                                            • Medication management

                                                                                                            Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:

                                                                                                            • Case management
                                                                                                            • Diagnostic mental health assessments
                                                                                                            • Medication management
                                                                                                            4641 Fulton Dr. NW
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 433-6075
                                                                                                            Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
                                                                                                            Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
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                                                                                                            CommQuest Massillon

                                                                                                            Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program

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                                                                                                            NE Family Care Counseling Center

                                                                                                            A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.

                                                                                                            1303 W Maple St
                                                                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-966-8677
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-966-8677
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                                                                                                            Building Blocks Counseling Center

                                                                                                            Mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.

                                                                                                            7300 Whipple Ave. NW
                                                                                                            Suite 1
                                                                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 433-2390
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                                                                                                            Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center

                                                                                                            Mental health counseling and referrals available at the Walsh University campus.

                                                                                                            2020 East Maple St.
                                                                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 490-7248
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                                                                                                            Louis Stokes Canton VA Outpatient Clinic

                                                                                                            A multi-specialty clinic that provides a range of health care and mental health services to veterans.

                                                                                                            733 Market Ave. S
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 489-4600
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                                                                                                            Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

                                                                                                            Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.

                                                                                                            832 McKinley Ave NW
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44703
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-493-2554
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-493-2554
                                                                                                            Fax: (234) 360-3426
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                                                                                                            Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

                                                                                                            Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.

                                                                                                            4450 Belden Village St. NW
                                                                                                            Suite 701
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 493-2554
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                                                                                                            Ohio MENTOR & IFCS

                                                                                                            Foster care and mental health services for young people with emotional, behavioral and other complex challenges.

                                                                                                            4942 Higbee Ave NW
                                                                                                            Suite C & D
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 491-4331
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                                                                                                            Stark County Vet Center

                                                                                                            Offers various resources to Stark County veterans, including mental health services and job referrals when available.

                                                                                                            601 Cleveland Ave. NW
                                                                                                            Suite C
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 454-3120
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                                                                                                            H.O.P.E. Program

                                                                                                            Mental health professionals who help individuals complete Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP), reach stabilization and decrease risks for re-offending.

                                                                                                            115 Central Plaza N
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 451-7931
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                                                                                                            AVO Behavioral Health & Recovery

                                                                                                            At AVO Behavioral Health & Recovery, they treat the whole person struggling with addiction and mental health with MAT, IOP, individual and group counseling. They will offer cognitive behavioral therapy, incorporating things such as art and yoga therapy.

                                                                                                            3745 Whipple Avenue Northwest
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-331-7506
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-331-7506
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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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                                                                                                            Stark Community Support Network

                                                                                                            Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.

                                                                                                            • Community Support Services (Mental Health & Substance/Alcohol Abuse) – Identify, Link, and Support individuals and families through the mental health and alcohol and substance abuse system.
                                                                                                            • Community Response Team (Trauma Care and Community Violence) – Refer, Assist, and Advocate for individuals and/or families experiencing trauma.
                                                                                                            • Infant Mortality (THRIVE) – Identify and Support women through their pregnancies to reduce infant mortality.
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                                                                                                            Pathway Caring for Children

                                                                                                            Pathway is a private agency working with 14 Northeast Ohio Counties. A patient and loving home can make a world of a difference for a child coming from a troubled background. We walk you through every step of your foster care or foster-to-adopt journey. Being a foster parent takes resilience, creativity, flexibility, humor, and love. There is so much room for healing. YOU will be that soft landing spot as children begin to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.

                                                                                                            4895 Dressler Rd. NW
                                                                                                            Suite A
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44718
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 493-0083
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                                                                                                            Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

                                                                                                            Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.

                                                                                                            1811 Schneider St. NE
                                                                                                            Door 6
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44721
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 470-4061
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                                                                                                            Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

                                                                                                            Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.

                                                                                                            919 2nd St. NE
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44704
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 454-7917
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                                                                                                            Stark County Homeless Hotline

                                                                                                            24/7 Hotline: 330-452-4363

                                                                                                            For referrals to free community shelters and other local housing programs.

                                                                                                            Please allow enough phone time for specialists to conduct an initial assessment review to find information and programs that work best for your needs.

                                                                                                            The homeless hotline number is a part of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

                                                                                                            24/7 Hotline: (330) 452-4363
                                                                                                            24/7 Hotline: (330) 452-4363
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                                                                                                            R & R Counseling Center

                                                                                                            Our focus is on the American Counseling Association (ACA) Principles.  We strive to treat every client individually with dignity and a focus to do no harm.  We promote positive mental health and well-being.  We value fairness and equality.  We recognize trust as a big responsibility, and we aspire for openness and honesty to achieve that.  We offer counseling services in the areas of couples and marriage, family, child and adolescents, adults, trauma, and addictions.  We provide individual and group sessions.

                                                                                                            2400 Wales Ave NW
                                                                                                            Ste F
                                                                                                            Massillon, OH 44646
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 880-0115
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                                                                                                            Legacy of Honor

                                                                                                            Our goal is to serve those who serve us but standing beside them in the everyday. We aim to work alongside other partners to help fill in the gaps. We serve veterans, active duty military, first responders (police, fire, EMS, corrections, communications, ER/Trauma nurses/doctors), and their families.  We offer 3 programs – Operation Bootstrap – help in the everyday, Operation RAK (Random Acts of Kindness), and Operation Access – Peer Support for Trauma and Mental Health for First Responders.

                                                                                                            908 W Main St
                                                                                                            Louisville, OH 44641
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 871-4692
                                                                                                            Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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                                                                                                            American Red Cross: Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter

                                                                                                            We help communities in Northern Ohio prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. We are able to make a difference in our local communities because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provide the following programs and services:

                                                                                                            • Disaster Services
                                                                                                            • Volunteer Services
                                                                                                            • Blood Donation Services
                                                                                                            • Lifesaving Skills Training
                                                                                                            • Military or Veterans Assistance (mental health counseling, emergency assistance and job services)
                                                                                                            • Home Fire Campaign
                                                                                                            408 9th St. SW
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44707
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 453-0146
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                                                                                                            Formerly Foundations

                                                                                                            Promoting recovery through peer support, education, advocacy and networking.

                                                                                                            Peer ran Respite Unit is based on short-term, in-house stay for those struggling with mental health and addiction recovery issues.

                                                                                                            Free(no insurance necessary or accepted)

                                                                                                            Also offers classes in person or via zoom with a possible $45.00 Walmart card stipend for attending 20 classes.

                                                                                                            Additional locations:

                                                                                                            227 Third St. SE,

                                                                                                            116 Cleveland Avenue NW
                                                                                                            Suite 200
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 454-2888
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                                                                                                            The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

                                                                                                            Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.

                                                                                                            Support Groups: Contact for information about joining.

                                                                                                            • Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery Group
                                                                                                              Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
                                                                                                              ​This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor,
                                                                                                            1469 South Main St.
                                                                                                            North Canton, OH 44720
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 499-3065
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                                                                                                            Equitas Health

                                                                                                            Providing supportive HIV/AIDS services for people in Stark and surrounding counties

                                                                                                            400 Tuscarawas St. West
                                                                                                            Suite 405
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 265-2008
                                                                                                            Fax: (330) 754-4109
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                                                                                                            Community Health Care

                                                                                                            Multiple locations including Massillon, Canal Fulton and Louisville

                                                                                                            6724 Wales Avenue NW
                                                                                                            Massillon, OH 44646
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-837-4264
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-837-4264
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                                                                                                            One Health Ohio

                                                                                                            Clinical counselors working with individuals, adolescents and families to help them cope with difficult life events.

                                                                                                            1390 South Arch Ave.
                                                                                                            Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 821-3961
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                                                                                                            Massillon Health Department

                                                                                                            Ensuring the accessibility of health services to all Massillon residents:

                                                                                                            611 Erie St S
                                                                                                            Massillon, OH 44646
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 830-1710
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                                                                                                            Shipley Child Health Clinic

                                                                                                            Community health service programs and comprehensive health care for children.

                                                                                                            919 2nd St. NE
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44704
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 453-3386
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                                                                                                            Alliance Family Health Center

                                                                                                            Connecting individuals with quality, affordable health care throughout Alliance. Services include

                                                                                                            • Primary Care (Monday-Wednesday 8am-8pm and Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
                                                                                                            • Women’s Health (Monday & Tuesday 8am-6pm, Wednesday 8am-8pm, Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm)
                                                                                                            • Naloxone Kits


                                                                                                            1401 South Arch Ave
                                                                                                            Suite A
                                                                                                            Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 249-7011
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                                                                                                            Mercy Health Center of Alliance

                                                                                                            Primary Care, Radiology & Lab, Pain Management

                                                                                                            149 E. Simpson St.
                                                                                                            Alliance, OH 44601
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-823-3856
                                                                                                            Phone: 330-823-3856
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                                                                                                            McKinley Health Care Center

                                                                                                            McKinley Health Care Center provides care after a hospital stay, ranging from short-term rehabilitation in studio apartments to wound care and specialized services.

                                                                                                            800 Market Ave. North
                                                                                                            Canton, OH 44702
                                                                                                            Phone: (330) 456-1014
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