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Crisis Now Hotline to Launch on January 1, 2022, in Montgomery County, Ohio

For Immediate Release

December 27, 2021

Media Contact: Tina Rezash Rogal – trezash@mcadamhs.org

DAYTON, OH -
Effective January 1, 2022, residents of Montgomery County will have a new way to access immediate services for mental health and substance use emergencies. Crisis Now will answer calls to a newly created hotline phone number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Now hotline number is 833-580-CALL, or 833-580-2255.

ADAMHS CEO, Helen Jones-Kelley says the need for emergency mental health services in Montgomery County is great. “Montgomery County’s residents are still hurting from years of trauma. COVID-19 cases continue to rise, overdose deaths are the highest in Montgomery County in 3 years, and calls to the suicide prevention hotline are up 30%. We must take bold action to provide the help and resources people need during this unprecedented time,” said Jones-Kelley.

When someone calls the Crisis Now hotline, they will talk with a trained behavioral health professional who will assess their needs and determine the next best steps for the individual to access mental health services. The Crisis Now hotline is operated by RI International. “RI International currently operates this Crisis Now model in 10 states. We know early access to treatment saves lives and that is what we are bringing to the residents of Montgomery County,” said Kevin Huckshorn, VP Northeast Region for RI International.

Residents of Montgomery County are encouraged to call the Crisis Now hotline to access services for mental health issues and substance use disorder. Again, the Crisis Now hotline phone number is 833-580-CALL, or 833-580-2255.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Rezash Rogal, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication for Montgomery County ADAMHS, at trezash@mcadamhs.org.

 

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS):
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio. For more information about ADAMHS, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.

About RI International:
RI International is a global organization with more than 50 programs located throughout the United States and abroad. RI International continuously works to strengthen our position as the worldwide leader of mental health and substance use crisis service design delivery as well peer-delivered care.



MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADAMHS RELAUNCHES APP

 For Immediate Release                                                                                                                          

October
12, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications at Selder@mcadamhs.org.

DAYTON, OH – Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) has relaunched the free, community-centric App, LocalHelpNow, formerly known as GetHelpNow. LocalHelpNow places mental and behavioral health, housing, treatment, and other resources right at the fingertips of Montgomery County residents.

The App also houses resources and information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and lists local businesses and employers identified as Supportive Recovery Workplaces. The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones- Kelley, noted the App will continue to evolve, stating, "We are thrilled to relaunch the App under the new name, LocalHelpNow. The App will continue to reflect the needs of the community, including the addition of new resources that come from the long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

The App is available for free on both the Apple Store and Google Play, and is accessible online at localhelpnowapp.com.
Please contact ADAMHS' Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, Samantha Elder, at selder@mcadamhs.org with any questions or to request more information.

LOCALHELPNOW

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS):
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating Ohio's public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system.