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Healthy Resources for Our Community

How are you feeling today? Use How Right Now - to find what helps and trusted resources that can help us through the range of emotions we all face.

¿Cómo te sientes hoy? Usa Qué Hacer Ahora - herramientas que ayudan y para encontrar la motivación y los recursos que te puedan ayudar.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454

Stress + Coping

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. There are healthy ways to cope with stress and support the ones you love. We can become more resilient together. If you know anyone struggling or needing immediate help, connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Struggling with mental health can be anyone's reality.

  • Black Mental Health - Only 1 in 3 Black adults who need mental care actually receive it. Take care of yourself and learn about options.
  • Therapy for Black Men - read what Black men have to say about mental health. You're not alone. Transform the stigma associated with depression and therapy. 
  • Conversations matter. Take breaks from news stories and talk to the people in your life - family, friends, peers.  
  • Learn the healthy ways to cope with stress

KNOW Overdose African American Community

Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease. Anyone may become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Addiction affects all races, ethnic groups, and genders. The African American community in Stark County has experienced an overdose rate that has tripled since 2016. Treatment for addiction and support groups for loved ones with addiction are available near you. Don't lose hope. There are many options in the Stark Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Network - even for those who may not be able to afford care. 

Teen + Children's Health
Take time to talk to the young people in your life. Let their questions guide you. Keep things age-appropriate and be sure to correct misinformation. Be aware of your child's mental health and reach out to a doctor or school professional if you begin to notice anything out of the ordinary.

  • Protect your child against HPV. HPV infections cause certain cancers in men and women. HPV infections are so common that nearly all people get it at some point in their life. HPV vaccination is given at a young age, before contact with HPV virus typically occurs. Early vaccination means that young people are protected against cancers caused by HPV that develop as an adult. Contact our Nursing Division for info on getting your child vaccinated against HPV.
  • Allow your child to discover for themselves. Let your child learn how to have healthy relationships and a healthy body with the help of AMAZE. More info. Less Weird. AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.
  • It's tough being a parent or guardian. Find positive parenting practices and ways to talk with your child about health topics.   

Pregnant Persons

  • Connect with our THRIVE program and a Community Health Worker to get help during and after your pregnancy. Fill out this form for a referral or give them a call. 
  • Connect with our WIC program for nutritious food, nutrition education, and help with breastfeeding.
  • Getting vaccinated while pregnant protects you AND your baby. People who are pregnant or recently pregnant are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Encourage anyone who is around your baby often to get vaccinated. 

Sexual Health

Everyone has the right to being sexually healthy. Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI or STD) does not prevent someone from being or becoming sexually healthy.

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Healthy neighborhoods, healthy neighbors, healthy families.

Last updated 2022.06.01