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MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADAMHS HOST LIVE PERFORMANCE TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY

 May 20th, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder at selder@mcadamhs.org

 DAYTON, OH – Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services welcomes Modern Warrior Live to honor our veterans for making the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Through this event, ADAMHS hopes to shed light on the mental health issues many of our servicemen and women face after serving to protect our country.       

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is very excited to bring Modern Warrior Live to Dayton. ADAMHS Executive Director, Helen Jones-Kelley, stated, “Modern Warrior Live offers a rich experience to the community because it allows the Dayton community to learn about the traumatic encounters our veterans face while in combat.” Jones-Kelley went on to add, “Not only will this event expose the community to vulnerable details of veterans journey, but it will also bring mental health awareness and support to our local veterans and first responders.          

Modern Warrior Live is a theatrical performance that highlights a veteran’s trauma recovery experience after returning from home from combat. Co-Creator of Modern Warrior Live, Jaymes Poling, stated, "Thanks to the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share Modern Warrior LIVE at the Levitt Pavilion. Following the performance, we will have a conversation and explore ways of improving support and understanding within our communities.”
Please see event details below:

  • Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Location: LEVITT Pavilion: 134 S Main St, Dayton, Ohio, 45402
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

If you have any questions about the event please contact Dannielle Wildman, ADAMHS Program Coordinator at dwildman@mcadamhs.org.
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About Modern Warrior Live (MWL):
The mission of Modern Warrior LIVE is to build bridges between veteran and civilian communities through live performances, collaborative workshops, the sharing of veteran stories and discussions. Highlighting stories of post-traumatic growth, Modern Warrior LIVE works to de-stigmatize our veterans by focusing on the shared human experience, while providing hope and a deeper understanding across communities.

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. 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADAMHS WINS DAYTON CHAMBER'S PREMIER HEALTH WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AWARD

June 22, 2021

Media Contact: Samantha Elder at selder@mcadamhs.org

 DAYTON, OH – The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) accepted the Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award on May 26th, 2021, at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting.    

The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones-Kelley, stated, "To be recognized as a role model in the community for our diversity and inclusion efforts means a lot to us at ADAMHS because we truly understand the value of creating a more equitable Dayton region." Jones-Kelley went on to add, "Not only do we understand equity and its value, but we're also leading serval health equity initiatives that strategically address the social determinants of health."    

In 2017, the Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award was renamed the Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award, honoring Premier Health, the first winner. Premier Health was recognized as the gold standard for diversity in the workplace, a role model in the community, and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton have presented this award since 2006 to companies that foster an inclusive work environment. As a result, all employees contribute through different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

For further questions regarding the award, please contact Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication, at selder@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 Ohio's public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system. 



THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PREVENTION COALITION CALLS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

August 2, 2021

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

DAYTON, OH – The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC) calls for local artists to design a mural in Old North Dayton (OND) inspired by the community's diverse population that fosters hope and resiliency. This mural will be a project created for and by OND community members. Youth and adults who live, work, and play in Greater Old North Dayton and Montgomery County will have the opportunity to participate in creating this community art piece.

Applicants are required to submit an application that includes an artist statement, two samples of previous work, three references, and a concept drawing by Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 11:59 P.M.

 This mural is being commissioned by the Suicide Prevention committee of the MCPC, with support from Buck Run Commercial Doors & Hardware, Old North Dayton (OND) leaders and neighbors, and the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board. According to MCPC Program Manager Colleen Oakes, "The MCPC Suicide Prevention committee hopes this mural will instill a sense of hope and resiliency within the Montgomery County community. The goal is for this mural to act as a visual reminder of Old North Dayton's unique population and overall strength."

For the official RFP and a complete list of Mural Guidelines, please visit preventionmc.org. Please contact Colleen Oakes of Montgomery County ADAMHS at coakes@mcadamhs.org with any questions or to request more information.

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About the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC):

The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition is comprised of community leaders with a passion for preventing substance abuse and promoting positive mental health. The coalition's mission is to mobilize Montgomery County to prevent youth substance use and promote positive mental health by implementing evidence-based prevention strategies and community collaboration. The coalition's vision is a community where every individual lives a substance-free life with optimal mental health.

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.