Children should not be afraid to go to school. Citizens should not be afraid to go to the store. Parishioners should not be afraid to go to church, temple or synagogue.
Hate is not a mental health condition. Hate is a learned behavior that can be unlearned. People with mental health issues are more likely to become victims of crimes and assaults then they are to commit them.
Please do not let fear and stigma cause more harm to our neighbors who have mental health issues.
Please reach out to one of our partner agencies to get the help you need or click on Racial Equity, Mental Health Resources or Substance Abuse to find other resources.
We encourage all places of business to take a stand that hate will not be tolerated and employees will be supported and encouraged to seek help if they need it. Please post and share this resource for Responding to Tragedy in the workplace.
The Board and staff members of the TCMHRB believe the words of the late Martin Luther King, Jr, that “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
April Caraway, Executive Director
To all of the members of our African American community and other people of color - we see you, we hear you, and you matter to us. We have seen the damage that multigenerational trauma has on health, pervasive poverty, mental health and addiction issues.
We recently undertook a project to see if our system of care was being responsive to the diverse needs of everyone in our community, both in services and in hiring practices. Please click on the Racial Disparities link to review the outcomes of that project.
We are committed to continuing to ensure diversity across our system of care and this is an ongoing focus of our Board.
Declaration: Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Ohio is making it easier for individuals who are experiencing a stressful situation to find immediate help, 24/7 with the launch of a free, confidential, statewide Crisis Text Line. Any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can now text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Specialists are on stand-by to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, self-harm, and more. The specialist helps the user stay safe and healthy with effective, secure support. The crisis text line is funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
All of us know someone whose life has been impacted by a mental health or substance use issue. In fact, one out of four Americans will experience a mental health concern during his or her lifetime. Mental illnesses 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, also known as substance use disorders, involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. People with a substance use disorder experience changes to the brain that impact the way it experiences pleasure, learning and motivation. Nearly one in seven Americans currently experience a substance use disorder.
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. Since 1968, the Board has ensured that a safety net of services is available for all of our residents, funded by state and federal agencies, grants and local levy dollars. If you are a Trumbull County resident you will not be turned away for help because of a lack of insurance or an inability to pay. Please contact one of our provider agencies directly from the “mental health and addiction agencies” link to get the help you need.
There are pharmacies currently dispensing naloxone with or without prescriptions in Trumbull County. Please see the list below.