Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 10 with Mental Health Organizations

Posted on August 14, 2020

In our most recent Straight from Stark episode, hear from a panel of local organizations serving our community's mental health needs including Joe French, CEO of Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Michelle Smith, chief officer of crisis services at Coleman Professional Services, and Allison Esber, systems initiative manager at Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought stress, anxiety and fear to many, creating an increased need for mental health services in our community. These three organizations have provided constant support and resources to help area adults, children and families cope with their changing lifestyles and emotions.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • what these organizations are doing to help the well-being of our community and the increasing number of residents seeking assistance
  • ways virtual appointments have positively impacted the way they serve their clients
  • crisis hotlines and resources that are available 24/7 for anyone struggling with their mental health

Learn more about these organizations by visiting and

About Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A), incorporated in 1976, is a full service, nonprofit, trauma-informed mental health organization specializing in the emotional and behavioral needs of children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

About Coleman Professional Services
Coleman Professional Services is a nonprofit mental health & addiction recovery organization serving more than 18 counties across Ohio, offering programs for individuals diagnosed with mental and physical disabilities.

About Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
A multi-faceted county behavioral health board comprised of expert professionals, dedicated volunteers and concerned community leaders, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) believes in hope, wellness and recovery for everyone. To accomplish this vision, the mission of StarkMHAR is to support wellness and recovery through innovation in funding, collaboration, education and advocacy.

About Straight from Stark
Straight from Stark is a new weekly video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our community about how their organizations are creatively continuing their services and making a difference.

Catch up on other Straight from Stark episodes on our YouTube channel.

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