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Where to Find Food and Meals for Thanksgiving

October 17, 2022 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For some families struggling with poverty and hunger, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday.  If you are dealing with food insecurity, need help with the expense of purchasing the needed ingredients for a special meal or are struggling with high medical bills, low wages, housing needs or other issues, we have gathered some valuable resources below.

Stark Help Central.com wants to help ensure everyone can enjoy the holiday, especially children.

Food pantries/resources

Ongoing assistance can be found via food pantries,


Mental Health Awareness Month Tips: 4 Ways to Participate

May 1, 2022 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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

April 13, 2022 11:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.


Improve Family Dialogs with StarkMHAR Conversation Cards

July 26, 2021 9:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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?