Opiate Task Force
|Chairs:||Helen Jones-Kelley, ADAMHS Board|
|Staff:||Andrea Hoff, ADAMHS Board|
Lynn Voisard, ADAMHS Board
|Purpose:||Address the opiate epidemic in Montgomery County including the increasing trend of prescription drug abuse |
|Other Information:||Will continue some of the work conducted by the Montgomery County Unintentional Prescription Drug Overdose Project (through Public Health and WSU) which ended in December 2011; first meeting is anticipated for February 2012|
OhioMHAS Announces Community Innovations Initiative
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services announced it will invest $1.5 million next year in projects that help link non-violent offenders with community-based behavioral healthcare services. The investments into the 12 collaborative projects in 24 counties is part of the Department's new Community Innovations Initiative, which kicked-off last week at the University of Findlay. The funding was acquired through savings resulting from the consolidation of state-funded agencies for mental health and addiction services. ....More
Suicide Risk Management
There are over 38,000 completed suicides in the United States per year. It is the 10th overall leading cause of death and the 3rd cause of death for individuals aged 15-24. Over 90 percent of those who die by suicide meet criteria for a severe and persistent mental illness and the suicide rate has been increasing, particularly among our veterans and middle aged males. click here
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But by seeking treatment, reaching out for support, and developing new coping skills, you can overcome PTSD and move on with your life.
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Even Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Affect a Child's IQ
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC) and published November 14 in PLOS ONE.