Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Posted in Community, Education, Health, Neighborhoods
Tagged ADM Board, Brain Disorders, Change Direction, Citizens, emotional suffering, emotional well-being, family members, Five Signs, Homeless, Mental Health, mental illness, NAMI, nonprofit leaders, Pledge, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Senior Citizens, Students, Summit County, Veterans, wellness, Youth
Pastoral Counseling Service (PCS), Highland Square
Pastoral Counseling Service (PCS) is open for business at its new location at 611 W. Market St. in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood.
The agency provides mental health and addiction treatment services for children and adults. The new location consolidates PCS administrative offices, formerly located on Bowery Street and the Barbara M. Vassel Comprehensive Care Center, formerly located on Park Street.
Posted in Community, Education, Health
Tagged addiction services, Akron, Akron Public Schools, case management, children's advocate, healthcare, Highland Square, Mental Health, outpatient clinic, Pastoral Counseling Service, psychiatric services, Rev. Dr. Byron Arledge, school-based therapy programs, therapeutic services
Monthly breakfasts support various
sectors of the marketplace
By Lyndsey Schley
The Love Akron Network hosts Love Akron Connect on the last Wednesday of every month. These prayer breakfasts bring communities members together to support each other.
Each breakfast is held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron and focuses on a different sector of the marketplace. In February, the focus was healthcare. Love Akron invited employees from various healthcare-related organizations in the Akron area.
Posted in Charity, Community
Tagged Akron, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, AxessPointe Community Health Center, Community, community members, healing, healthcareAkron Connect, Infant mortality rates in Akron, law, media and entertainment, Mental Health, opiate abuse, Prayer, Summa Health System, Summit County, The Love Akron Network, Veterans, volunteering
By: Katie Sobiech
Previously, we shared about the opening of The Commons at Madeline Park, a brand-new, 60 unit, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) facility for the homeless, mentally ill, disabled, and veterans.
According to experts in this area, PSH may be the best new route to go in terms of housing people facing these particular circumstances.
Posted in Homelessness
Tagged Akron, Akron Ohio, Disabilities, Homelessness, Housing, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Info-Line, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Northeast Ohio, Permanent Supportive Housing, Psychological Needs, Residential Services at Community Support Services, Summit County Ohio, The Commons at Madeline Park II, Transitional Housing, Veterans