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Board Project of the Month
Trumbull County One of 18 Counties Awarded Drug-Free Workplace Grant
OhioMHAS has awarded funding to support 18 Drug-Free Workforce Community projects that create partnerships with local employers to increase job opportunities for individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder, and reduce the number of positive employee drug screens.
The Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative (DFWCI) is a public-private partnership between the State of Ohio and Working Partners® to address the economic threat of substance abuse by employees and job seekers in our state. The funding will enable the Trumbull County mental Health and Recovery Board to assist job seekers in finding employment, assist businesses in implementing drugfree workforce policies, provide support to individuals who are currently employed who have a positive drug screen, and connect employers to trained and drug-free workers.
The collaborative effort will include stakeholders such as Job and Family Services, Ohio Means Jobs, the Mahoning Valley Community Foundation, Economic Development Organizations and other community partners.
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is accepting applications for two Board member openings. More information about the Board and an application may be found at the Board of Directors Link.
You or someone whom you know may be:• having serious problems at work or school
• seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear
• having fixed beliefs not shared by others
• withdrawing from social interactions
• speaking or thinking in a disorganized way
• feeling paranoid
These are all signs that someone may be at risk for a psychotic illness.
Providing hope and help...
All of us know someone whose life has been touched by a mental health concern or substance abuse. In fact, one out of four Americans will experience a mental health concern during his or her lifetime. Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders. They cannot be overcome through willpower and are not related to a person's character or intelligence. They are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, daily functioning and ability to relate to others.
Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done. Nearly 23 million Americans—almost one in 10—are addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Fortunately, there is hope and help for people, thanks to the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and its partner agencies. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board plans, funds, monitors, and evaluates mental health and substance abuse services in Trumbull County, Ohio. For 48 years we have ensured that a safety net of services is available for all our residents.
Stop the Judgement
Today in America:
An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older -- about 1 in 4 adults -- suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illicit and prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity.
Every year, illicit and prescription drugs and alcohol contribute to the death of more than 90,000 Americans.
However, there is hope...
With proper care and treatment, 70 to 90 percent of persons with mental illnesses experience a significant reduction of symptoms and an improved quality of life.