Author Archive | Dave Schaffer

Issue 28 Passes With Overwhelming Support!

Organizers and supporters of Issue 28, the 0.5 mill ADAMHS Board renewal levy on the Nov. 3 ballot, are offering their appreciation of the overwhelming support of the community as they continue the work of addressing mental illness and addiction in Tuscarawas County. By a nearly 2-1 margin, the voting results continued a trend of […]

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Walk Out of Darkness Event a Success

On September 27th, over 250 people attended the Walk Out of Darkness suicide awareness event at Lee Stadium in Newcomerstown.  The first annual event, attended by individuals whose lives have been touched by suicide, was one of many held nation wide to promote awareness about suicide and depression and raise money for suicide prevention, research […]

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Implementation of the Sequential Intercept Model Underway

Local officials representing various Courts, not-for-profits, police departments and concerned citizens are in the process of developing recommendations that will improve interventions and divert individuals with mental health disorders from being disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system. The participants are using a process called the “Sequential Intercept Model or SIM” developed by the National […]

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Overdose Rescue Kits Help Save Lives

An increase in heroin and prescription opiate abuse coupled with accidental drug overdoses have resulted in the ADAMHS Board adding another tool in the fight against addiction. Overdose rescue kits, sometimes referred to as Narcan Kits or Naloxone Kits, were recently purchased by the ADAMHS Board and distributed to local law enforcement agencies for use […]

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ADAMHS Board Welcomes New Members

Ms. Polly Patin-Mellor, Dover and Michael “Mickey” Zimmerman, New Philadelphia, were appointed to the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.  Each were administered their oaths of office during the Board’s April Governing Board meeting. Patin-Mellor previously served on the Board and was reappointed by the Department of […]

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