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ADAMHS Statement on Racism as a Health Emergency

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2020

 This past year has been one of the most difficult for our community and though we have demonstrated resiliency and strength, once again our mettle is being tested, and our community’s mental health, greatly impacted.

The ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County is responsible for the delivery of public mental health and addiction services. We stand firmly in our role to protect our most vulnerable citizens. We are keenly aware of the toll that racism takes on the health and well-being of individuals and families and refuse to be silent about the recent and repetitive acts of racial violence and discrimination across our nation.

We raise our voice to denounce the senseless and vexing murder of George Floyd and the pattern of inexplicable violence it again illuminates. We are intolerant of all transgressions borne of stigma, structural racism or any other form of oppression. We take seriously our charge to ensure that everyone lives in a world of optimal brain health where no one suffers in silence, and we will not be silent on this matter.

These are not simply words without action. ADAMHS is committed to fully examining our system practices and policies to ensure that we do not have a role in reinforcing or supporting any activity that presents an obstacle or barrier to full and equitable access to high quality mental health and addiction services for all residents of our community.   

This is not a one-time statement but rather our total commitment to ongoing system review and community engagement to rid our region and our global community of all remnants of behavior and procedures which place any resident at a disadvantage for achieving full behavioral health access and serene quality of life. We are here to serve you. #BlackLivesMatter

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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. 
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ADAMHS PARTNERING WITH LOCAL CANDLE COMPANY FOR ANNIVERSARY OF OREGON DISTRICT TRAGEDY

 

For Immediate Release     
July 24, 2020

 
DAYTON, OH - Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will be participating in the community Nine Minutes of Silence for the anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on August 4, 2019 in the Oregon District. ADAMHS has partnered with 1880 Candle Co. to sell candles to be used during the Nine Minutes of Silence on the anniversary date, August 4, 2020 at 8:04 PM.

 The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones-Kelley stated, “It is anticipated that the anniversary will be an emotional day, especially for those who lost a loved one or were present during the tragedy. Although it has been a year, our community will be continuing to recover for quite some time.”  Jones-Kelley went on to add, “We hope these candles not only shine light on those we lost, but also act as a symbol of hope.”

 Candles will go on sale for $10/each from:

 Candle pick-up will be:

  • August 3 - 4, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • There will be a tent set-up near the corner of 1001 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 -Bldg.100.

 All proceeds from the candles will be donated to the Oregon District Business Association.

 
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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. After the August 4, 2019 tragedy in the Oregon District occurred, Montgomery County ADAMHS realized the immediate and long-term need for emotional and mental health trauma support. ADAMHS quickly mobilized the Recovery and Resiliency Center, which offered much needed support and information about mental health resources to anyone distressed by the violence. For more information about ADAMHS, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.

 About 1880 Candle Co.:
Guided by a passion for community, sustainable products and reliving the treasures of the past, 1880 Candle Co has fused these things to create a unique candle company in Dayton, OH. Candles are hand poured soy, infused with natural botanicals, fragrance and essential oils and carefully crafted with hand pressed flowers. The company began as a hobby in November 2019 with an online business that has been growing exponentially. In August 2020, 1880 Candle Co will open its showroom, shop and workshop studio, located in the Front Street Artisan Community. Through its Candles for Care movement, the business has supported several Dayton organizations with monetary donations from sales revenue as well as sent over 300 candles to health care workers on the frontlines during Covid-19. A true light in Dayton, 1880 Candles Co. hopes to make a difference one candle at a time as the shop and business grows.