The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health system in Ohio.
The Board is a quasi-independent part of county government, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board has the legal responsibility and authority for the provision of mental health and addiction treatment services and contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist consumers and clients on the road to recovery.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge created a video explaining the purpose of her H.R. 1988, the Breaking Addiction Act of 2015. Introduced with Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), the legislation addresses a significant barrier to accessing inpatient treatment especially as it relates to the epidemic of heroin and opiate related deaths.
is Mental Health Month
. The focus of Mental Health Month 2015 is calling attention to the importance of addressing mental health symptoms early
, identifying potential underlying diseases
, and planning an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health
To promote awareness of Mental Health Month, available resources and treatment providers, the ADAMHS Board is sponsoring various Mental Health Month events, including the 2015 Conference of the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County- Perspectives on Hoarding
- on Friday, May 15,2015
, a Behavioral Health & Human Services Career Fair
on Wednesday, May 20, 2015,
a Celebrating Recovery Through The Arts
event featuring poetry, music, dance and art from local clients on Thursday, May 21, 2105
, and a Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training for the Faith-based Community
on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
For more local Mental Health Month events in May, visit our calendar
. If you would like to promote your event on the ADAMHS Board's calendar, please contact Katie Boland, External Affairs Specialist, at 216-241-3400 x812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County Summer 2015 Workshop Schedule
The ADAMHS Board is pleased to announce the release of its Summer 2015 Training Institute Workshop Schedule
. Click here
or on the Training Institute Icon to review the schedule.
Free Movie Mondays
The ADAMHS Board is using Eventbrite to manage ALL registrations to its Training Institute workshops. Payment can be made by credit card or check. Organizations can be invoiced. Please see page 6 of the Workshop Schedule for details.
Mental Health Task Force Submits Recommendations to Insure all Clevelanders with Mental Illness – and All Citizens – are Treated Safely with Dignity and Respect
Recommendations focusing on community involvement, training and collaboration were submitted to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Steven Dettlebach of the U.S. Attorney General’s Office by Members of the Mental Health Task Force convened by the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. The Mental Health Task Force was formed to respond to issues pertaining to mental health that were identified in the U.S. Department of Justice Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police.
to view the recommendations, including a roster of Mental Health Task Force members.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
Now Offering 1.5 CMEs
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training to physicians, healthcare workers, and other gatekeepers in Cuyahoga County to help prevent deaths by suicide and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
A gatekeeper is anyone in a position to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
QPR teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
90% of people in a suicidal crisis will give some kind of warning of their intention to those around them.
For more information on QPR Training, click here.
Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Crisis Services
FrontLine Services, operator of the Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline, is now offering Crisis Chat and Crisis Text, emotional supports for anyone who is depressed, despaired or thinking about suicide. Click the Chat Icon to learn more about Crisis Chat or access the confidential and anonymous service that is available daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. You can also text “FLS” to 741741 to start Crisis Texting.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the 24-Hour Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline operated by Frontline Service., Inc., at 216-623-6888.
Save the Date: Monday, September 21, 2015
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
Roads to Recovery ’15: Destination Recovery
This biennial regional conference for clients of mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services, family members, and providers of mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment, prevention and recovery services will be held Monday, September 21, 2015
, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport on West 150th Street.
FREE Online Behavioral Health Screenings -- With Video Doctor!
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature Video Doctor
(for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. Video Doctor
launches after a person completes an online screening and scores positive
for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse.
We offer the following screenings:
- Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor)
- Depression (with Video Doctor)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression
These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services.
Click this link to access the screening program: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/ADAMHSCC
Please Note: The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature (for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. launches after a person completes an online screening and for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse. - Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor) - Depression (with Video Doctor) - Bipolar Disorder - Eating Disorders - General Anxiety Disorder - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services. Click this link to access the screening program: : The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.
Looking for Mental Health Services?
If you are a resident of Cuyahoga County, have no insurance and are new to the community mental health and addiction system seeking mental health treatment services for you or a loved one age 18 or over, please contact our SCALE Central Intake program at 1-877-236-8676.
SCALE is not intended for individuals who have private health insurance, or for those who have already been linked to treatment or an agency in the community mental health and addiction system within the past six months, except for crisis services.
Click here to find out more about SCALE.
Looking for Information on Heroin Addiction and Help?
Click here for information on heroin and how to get help.
Download the brochure: Heroin: Now What?
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone): Naloxone Saves Lives!
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County supports MetroHealth's Project DAWN and is supporting the program with a $100,000 grant to help save lives from heroin overdoses. The grant will allow MetroHealth to buy 2,000 more naloxone kits.
Naloxone is an opiate blocker (antagonist) that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Overdose deaths are especially common after an individual has had a period of sobriety, such as immediately after detoxification, upon leaving residential treatment, or when leaving jail or prison.
Naloxone is easily given to an unconscious patient as a nasal spray. It will not harm someone who is not experiencing an overdose. However, it has no effect on those who overdose on cocaine, methamphetamines, or alcohol.
Free Naloxone Kits are available to a person addicted to heroin and/or friends and family on a walk-in basis every Friday through Project DAWN, from 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, 5550 Venture Dr., Parma, OH 44130, and from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, 12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106. Ohio law contains a “Good Samaritan” clause that blankets prosecution of someone who gives naloxone to an overdosing person and then calls 9-1-1, even if the caller was using drugs, to eliminate the fear of calling for help. All first responders including police, firefighters and paramedics can also carry naloxone. Call 216-778-2100 for more information about Project DAWN.
Every person with opiate addiction and their families and friends should know about the potentially life-saving Project DAWN. Click here to download a Project DAWN flyer with contact information.
RX Drug Drop Program:
Click here to view a flyer about the Cuyahoga County Prescription Drug Drop-off Program, or visit www.sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/rx or www.rxdrugdropbox.org.
Behavioral health care is treatment of addiction and mental illness. Health care is the treatment of the body. Since the brain is an essential part of the body -- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE IS HEALTH CARE! Join the Board in participating in the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Coalition for Healthy Communities Bandaid Campaign.
Here’s how you can participate! Visit www.ohioc4hc.org/bandaid to find out about the campaign and get the artwork and codes to: Place a bandaid with the slogan in all your outgoing messages; print bandaid label sheets; place the bandaid on your Web site, and find art to make your own bandaids of any size.
Parking at the ADAMHS Board:
Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the blue Parking Attendant Booth located in the lot directly behind the building on the east side of West 26th Street.
Visitors are to inform the attendant that they are visiting the ADAMHS Board and will be directed to available parking spaces.
Free and metered parking is also available on the street.
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