News Room

ADAMHS Adds COVID-19 Resources to the GetHelpNow App

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio – Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) has added COVID-19 resources to the GetHelpNow App to provide the community with crisis support, healthcare and testing updates, and more during the coronavirus pandemic.

Helen Jones-Kelley, the Executive Director of ADAMHS, is very excited about the enhancement to the App, stating, “this is a simple way for so many people to have access to support services during this critical time. The GetHelpNow App places these services right at the fingertips of everyone in the community!”

The GetHelpNow app was originally created in the fall of 2018 as a tool for individuals needing resources surrounding behavioral health treatment and support, employment, and housing. ADAMHS quickly reacted to the needs of the community after the Oregon District shooting on August 4, 2019 and added DaytonHeals.org to the App as an additional resource to the to assist in healing.

The GetHelpNow App is available on Google Play and the Apple Store for download.

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Resources
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, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.

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For Immediate Release
March 20, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio – Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will place a Mental Health Kiosk in the lobby of the Montgomery County Administration Building located at 451 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45422, on Monday, March 23, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect many Ohioans both physically and mentally, the need for this kiosk in the community has increased.

Helen Jones-Kelley, Executive Director of ADAMHS said, “Our community needs to be able to identify their mental health needs during this pandemic and it is important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Being able to identify your needs is critical when circumstances arise that leave people feeling scared and uncertain.”

The Mental Health Kiosk program walks individuals through several questions that help identify behavioral health concerns.

“We are committed to helping our residents through this extremely stressful time,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “The importance of this work cannot be overstated, and we thank our friends at ADAMHS for providing this tool for citizens to get the help they need.”

The kiosk will remain at the Montgomery County Administration Building until further notice and will be sanitized per the County’s enhanced disinfection protocols. Citizens are also advised to seek help by downloading the GetHelpNow App, which is available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Resources
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, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.

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ADAMHS and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Launch the Miami Valley Warmline

For Immediate Release
March 18,2020

Dayton, OHIO – Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will be partnering with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) to launch the Miami Valley Warmline, which will provide free and confidential mental and behavioral health peer-support services to the community, starting on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

A warmline is a phone number people can call when seeking support or wanting to learn about behavioral health and recovery resources available to them in the community. This differs from emergency hotlines as this line is not intended for emergency calls. Warmlines also provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis.

The Miami Valley Warmline will be open Monday – Friday, from 11 AM – 7 PM and may be accessed by calling: (937) 528-7777.

Warmlines are becoming increasingly more common across the United States to relieve emergency hotlines from unnecessary calls and better serve communities.

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Resources (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, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.

About Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV):
Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley empowers people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life. GESMV serves people with disabilities and other needs in 23 Ohio counties and numerous local communities, from Lima in the north, Middletown and Wilmington in the south, Greenville in the west, and Urbana and Bellefontaine in the east.