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Stark County, OH (September 7, 2018) – People living in mental health and/or addiction recovery (as well as their families, friends, and support systems), are invited to join area service providers during Stark County Recovery Week, September 10-16. The organizations listed below will host activities and recognition events to celebrate people living in recovery while reducing stigma and promoting hope.

“These are meaningful opportunities for people to recognize their own achievements, have fellowship with others, and ultimately help reduce the stigma associated with facing these issues,” said John Aller, Executive Director of StarkMHAR.

For more information on any of the following events, contact the host organization:

Wednesday, Sept. 12 “Helping You Grow” Client Appreciation Day Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health All C&A locations in Alliance, Belden Village, Canton, and Plain Twp. During regular business hours Clients and families
Wednesday, Sept. 12 “Recoveree” Celebration NAMI Stark County StarkMHAR, 121 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton 6:00–8:00 p.m. All “Recoverees” welcome
Wednesday, Sept. 12 Recovery Luncheon Foundations Atrium, 800 Market Avenue N, Canton Noon – 2:00 p.m. Clients, families, and anyone in recovery
Thursday, Sept. 13 Recovery Picnic Coleman Behavioral Health Canton Office: 400 Tuscarawas St. W, Suite 200 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Clients, families, and the public
Sept. 14 Tenant Appreciation Picnic ICAN Housing ICAN Housing, 1214 Market Ave. N, Canton 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Tenants and families
Saturday, Sept. 15 Stark County Annual Recovery Picnic CommQuest Services 1680 Nave Rd. SE, Massillon 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Clients, families, and the public


About Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is a multi-faceted organization of expert professionals, dedicated volunteers and concerned community leaders close to mental health and addiction needs right here at home. StarkMHAR is responsible for planning, funding and monitoring public mental health and addiction prevention, early intervention and treatment services delivered to the residents of Stark County. It is one of approximately 50 boards coordinating the public behavioral health system across Ohio. StarkMHAR also advocates for residents with behavioral health issues at both the local and state levels and provides educational opportunities for local providers and other community stakeholders. For more online about the work of StarkMHAR, visit www.StarkMHAR.org.