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  • Gambling addiction recovery
    Whether for entertainment, quick cash or to impress their friends, teens in Stark County gamble for many different reasons. Sometimes they’ve had an early experience with a frequent gambler. Other times, financial necessity causes them to look for money anywhere they can. No matter how the gambling behaviors start, they often stem from a deeper issue that can be addressed through counseling and support.
    • 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.

      • 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.
        • 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.
          • Removing Barriers to Owning a Small Business

            StarkFresh serves the people of Stark County through a variety of ways, all in the name of their mission: “Tackling the causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty.” Many in the county know StarkFresh for its grocery store located in downtown Canton on Cherry Ave. NE or its mobile grocery market that travels throughout the area; though the programs offered through StarkFresh go past the scope of bringing food to people in need.

            • LGBTQ+ allies
              Being an LGBTQ+ ally is a verb. You must do the work to be a true ally. Find tips & resources to be an ally for Stark County’s LGBTQ+ community.
              • 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 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,

                  • 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.
                    • 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.
                      • 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,

                        • 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.

                          • MentorStark Amplifies Mentoring in Stark County

                            It’s National Mentoring Month and there’s no better time to tell you how being a mentor changed my life! I have learned from the perspectives of young people. I have witnessed firsthand systemic racism and inequity. I have experienced the roadblocks that get in the way of accessing community resources. I have become a better listener and less judgmental. And I have seen how young people can lead the way, if given a voice and an opportunity.

                            • 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?

                              • 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.

                                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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                                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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                                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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                                OhioGuidestone

                                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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                                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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                                ASCEND

                                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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                                CommQuest Canton

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

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                                Canton City Health Department

                                Helping to prevent the spread of disease, promote healthy practices and protect the health of Canton City residents.

                                • Programs: 
                                  • Request Narcan Kit via mail by submitting form here.
                                  • WIC
                                    • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.*
                                  • Nursing Division 
                                    • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic
                                    • Childhood Immunization Clinic
                                    • International Travel Clinic
                                  • THRIVE
                                    • Pregnant?
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