Prevention for Stark County

Young Adults

blue-bubbleTaking steps to prevent addiction or mental health crises can save a person time, money, relationships and, most importantly, their life. Whatever challenges you may be facing, there are prevention resources available.

Crisis Text Line If you’re a Stark County teen or young adult you are not alone. Safe, anonymous, anytime – day or night – we can help with anything that is hurting you. Text 4hope to 741 741 for help. Learn more about the Crisis Text Line »

Suicide Prevention Are you upset, confused, depressed, lonely, hurt, angry or scared or feel like you no longer want to live? Seeking help is a sign of strength. Counselors are available 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year. Call the Crisis Hotline anytime at 330-452-6000. Learn more about the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition »

Substance Abuse Help It is estimated that 1 in 10 Ohioans are addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, learn about addiction help and screening tools »

Opiate Prevention A highly addictive opioid drug, heroin use has been steadily rising nationally, statewide and in Stark County. Learn more about the Opiate Epidemic »

Stress & Anxiety Everybody experiences stress. It’s the body’s natural reaction to tension, pressure and change. And a certain amount of stress helps to make life more challenging. However, too much stress can be bad for you – both physically and mentally. Prolonged, unrelieved stress can lead to accidental injury, as well as serious illness. For the sake of your health, safety and happiness, it’s important to recognize and manage stress before it gets the best of you. Learn more about stress management »

Depression & Students According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is a common but serious mental illness typically marked by sad or anxious feelings. Most students occasionally feel sad or anxious, but these emotions usually pass quickly – within a couple of days. Untreated depression lasts for a long time and interferes with your day-to-day activities. Learn more from NIMH on depression »

Gambling Prevention Are you concerned you have been, or are currently, a problem gambler? According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, the term “problem gambling” refers to the urge to gamble, despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Learn more about 10 gambling problem warning signs »