BLOG: Take care of yourself this holiday season

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I think it is wonderful that last week, November 14-20, was designated Self-Care Week. Why? With Thanksgiving kicking off the winter holiday season tomorrow, the timing is perfect. Regardless of how you plan to spend Thanksgiving weekend – whether going through the woods to grandmother’s house or hanging out at a lowkey “Friendsgiving” as my …

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Stark County Opiate Symposium Set for Wed., Dec. 7

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Day long event focuses on community solutions for prescription opioid abuse and heroin use Stark County, OH (November 18, 2016) – Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is hosting a third annual Opiate Symposium on Wed., Dec. 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Walsh University Barrette Center, 2020 E. Maple St. …

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BLOG: Stark County organizations collaborate to explore mental health benefits of art expression

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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery has approved funding for a 16-week pilot program through the Canton Museum of Art called Art for Health & Healing. The first eight weeks are on track to begin at the end of this month, which aligns with November as Arts and Health Month. The remaining eight weeks …

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BLOG: Peer Support helps people living in recovery

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An Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter is an individual who has self-identified as being in recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder. Ohio Peer Recovery Supporters are also often referred to as Peer Support Specialists and/or Recovery Coaches. As Peer Supporters work with peers (or persons in recovery), self-help and mutual support occurs. Peer Supporters …

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