The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health system in Ohio.
The Board is a quasi-independent part of county government, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board has the legal responsibility and authority for the provision of mental health and addiction treatment services and contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist consumers and clients on the road to recovery.
Public Feedback Sought on Crisis Intervention Team Policies
New Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) policies developed for the Cleveland Division of Police were released on November 28 for public comment and feedback. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams and William M. Denihan, Chair of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee, welcome and encourage the public to participate in the feedback process.
You can view the proposed policies and provide feedback by clicking here.
1:00 p.m., Murtis Taylor Human Services System, 13422 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44120.
In addition, two public forums have been scheduled to discuss the proposed policies.
Both meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at separate locations and times:
6:00 p.m., Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.
Click here if you want to RSVP in advance for either of these sessions.
The following organizations played a role in crafting the new policies: the Cleveland Division of Police, the Consent Decree Monitoring Team, the Department of Justice, the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, and the United States Attorney's Office. Click here to read the full press release from the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Division of Police.
Addiction Recovery Advocacy Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2017
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County invites you to attend a meeting to help reduce the number of lives lost to opiate, heroin and fentanyl addiction.
Family members who have lost a loved one to addiction, individuals with a loved one struggling with addiction, individuals in recovery, advocacy groups and professionals want to work together to make sure that this tragedy does not happen to another family.
The meeting will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tri-C Jerry Sue Thornton Center, 2500 East 22nd St., Cleveland 44115.
Our goal is to unite the powerful voices of individuals and advocacy groups to create change through action.
To RSVP, click here or call 216-241-3400 ext. 812.
ADAMHS Board 2017 Client Artwork Display Program
Now Accepting Applications!
This program showcases client artwork, highlights our provider agencies, recognizes the benefits of art therapy and celebrates the recovering community.
Individuals receiving mental health, addiction and/or recovery services in Cuyahoga County may display artwork in the Ohio Room at the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County for one month.
The ADAMHS Board will issue a $100 stipend to support participation (for individuals not involved with ADAMHS Board funded art therapy program).
For more information, contact 216-241-3400 ext. 812.
Recovery is Beautiful
Ohio’s community mental health and addiction services system is in the second year of a 5-year transition from a system that focuses on acute care to a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) that focuses on recovery management to help individuals not only get well, but stay well.
This transition is called Recovery is Beautiful. The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is the organization responsible for ensuring that this transition to the ROSC takes place in Cuyahoga County.
If you want to learn more about the ROSC click here.
Looking for Information on Heroin Addiction and Help?
Click here for information on heroin and how to get help.
Download the brochure: Heroin: Now What?
Looking for a speaker about heroin addiction, treatment and recovery? Contact Katie Boland, External Affairs Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-241-3400 ext. 812.
Problem Gambling & Resources
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County provides Problem Gambling information, warning signs and community resources
on its website.
or the icon to the left to be directed to the Problem Gambling page.
Mental Health Response Advisory Committee 2015 Report
In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Cleveland and the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, William M. Denihan and Ed Eckart, Jr., officially submitted the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) 2015 Report
to the City of Cleveland and the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County.
The settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice required that a Mental Health Response Advisory Committee be developed by the City and the Cleveland Division of Police (CPD). The Committee and Sub-committees are up and running. All meetings are open to the public.
Click here for more information.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
Now Offering 1.5 CMEs
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training to physicians, healthcare workers, and other gatekeepers in Cuyahoga County to help prevent deaths by suicide and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
A gatekeeper is anyone in a position to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
QPR teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
90% of people in a suicidal crisis will give some kind of warning of their intention to those around them.
For more information on QPR Training, click here.
Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Crisis Services
FrontLine Services, operator of the Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline, is now offering Crisis Chat and Crisis Text
, emotional supports for anyone who is depressed, despaired or thinking
about suicide. Click the Chat Icon
to learn more about Crisis Chat or access the confidential and anonymous service that is available daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. You can also text “FLS” to 741741 to start Crisis Texting.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the 24-Hour Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Hotline operated by Frontline Service., Inc., at 216-623-6888
The Suicide Postvention Response Team
serving Cuyahoga County responds to those most immediately affected by suicide loss. The team of volunteers will provide timely response to survivors, a listening ear and information about local resources available to survivors.
Click here to learn more about Suicide
FREE Online Behavioral Health Screenings -- With Video Doctor!
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature Video Doctor
(for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. Video Doctor
launches after a person completes an online screening and scores positive
for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse.
We offer the following screenings:
- Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor)
- Depression (with Video Doctor)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression
These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services.
Click this link to access the screening program: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/ADAMHSCC
Please Note: The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is pleased to offer FREE and anonymous online screenings that feature (for depression and alcohol screenings), an online tool that simulates a conversation with a doctor and guides a person through a series of questions about his/her emotional well-being and readiness to seek help. launches after a person completes an online screening and for having symptoms of depression or alcohol abuse. - Alcohol Addiction (with Video Doctor) - Depression (with Video Doctor) - Bipolar Disorder - Eating Disorders - General Anxiety Disorder - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression These screenings are anonymous and are not intended to be a diagnosis. The screening tools can help you identify signs that you or someone you know might have a mental health and/or addiction issue. The results only indicate that you may benefit from a professional consultation and services. Click this link to access the screening program: : The online screening program is an education initiative of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. The online screenings, like the paper and pencil screenings held on SMH national screening days, are conducted anonymously and diagnoses and treatment recommendations are not provided.
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone): Naloxone Saves Lives!
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County supports MetroHealth's Project DAWN and is supporting the program with a $100,000 grant to help save lives from heroin overdoses. The grant will allow MetroHealth to buy 2,000 more naloxone kits.
Naloxone is an opiate blocker (antagonist) that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Overdose deaths are especially common after an individual has had a period of sobriety, such as immediately after detoxification, upon leaving residential treatment, or when leaving jail or prison.
Naloxone is easily given to an unconscious patient as a nasal spray. It will not harm someone who is not experiencing an overdose. However, it has no effect on those who overdose on cocaine, methamphetamines, or alcohol.
Free Naloxone Kits are available to a person addicted to heroin and/or friends and family on a walk-in basis at the following locations:
Cuyahoga County Board of Health, 5550 Venture Dr., Parma, OH 44130
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, 12201 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ohio law contains a “Good Samaritan” clause that blankets prosecution of someone who gives naloxone to an overdosing person and then calls 9-1-1, even if the caller was using drugs, to eliminate the fear of calling for help. All first responders including police, firefighters and paramedics can also carry naloxone. Call 216-778-2100 for more information about Project DAWN.
Every person with opiate addiction and their families and friends should know about the potentially life-saving Project DAWN. Click here to download a Project DAWN flyer with contact information.
RX Drug Drop Program:
Click here to view a flyer about the Cuyahoga County Prescription Drug Drop-off Program, or visit www.sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/rx or www.rxdrugdropbox.org.
Behavioral health care is treatment of addiction and mental illness. Health care is the treatment of the body. Since the brain is an essential part of the body -- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE IS HEALTH CARE! Join the Board in participating in the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Coalition for Healthy Communities Bandaid Campaign.
Here’s how you can participate! Visit www.ohioc4hc.org/bandaid to find out about the campaign and get the artwork and codes to: Place a bandaid with the slogan in all your outgoing messages; print bandaid label sheets; place the bandaid on your Web site, and find art to make your own bandaids of any size.
Parking at the ADAMHS Board:
Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the blue Parking Attendant Booth located in the lot directly behind the building on the east side of West 26th Street.
Visitors are to inform the attendant that they are visiting the ADAMHS Board and will be directed to available parking spaces.
Free and metered parking is also available on the street.
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