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Remote Learning and Cyberbullying: Tips for Parents

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, many thought that switching to remote learning would reduce bullying amongst kids. While that may be the case, it’s important to remember that increased virtual time opens up the potential for more cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to ridicule, intimidate, or threaten another person.…
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My Changing Brain

Photo by Riccardo Mion on Unsplash Life. What a rollercoaster! Am I right? The ups, the downs, the free-falls. And then there’s the loopty-loops, when life throws everything upside down for a moment. Have I mentioned yet that I don’t like rollercoasters? Nope. Not a fan. I prefer solid ground. Three months ago, I sustained a concussion. I…
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Supporting Children’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators

Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash Educators subscribe to one very important tenet: knowledge is power. As youth suicide rates rise in America, more and more families and communities are asking teachers and school administrators to go on the offensive in the struggle against mental illness. Like those who work tirelessly to lead the…
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New Report Sheds Light on Rising Rate of Suicide Deaths in Ohio

A new report released this week details the rising suicide rate in Ohio. Suicide in Ohio: Facts, Figures, and the Future consists of three installments examining the state’s overall trend, and deep dives into the impact and community responses to suicide in Northeast and Southwest Ohio. Produced by the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition,…
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H-Solv Partnering with ANIMO Health on Access to Care for Children

Breaking news! H-Solv is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with ANIMO Health, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to mental health care for children. This partnership will not only help strengthen both organizations’ resolve to increase access to care for children in schools, but it will also help to leverage funding in order…
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It’s Okay to Not Feel Okay

Photo by Richard Jaimes on Unsplash My personal journey has been a long one. I’ve struggled with depression for nearly 30 years—and half of that was severe, suicidal depression. I tried counseling, medications, and was even hospitalized for a period of time because my mental health was spiraling out of control. Then one day, something “clicked.” I realized…
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Drug Enforcement Administration Announces “Secure Your Meds” Campaign

Image courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration The Drug Enforcement Administration announced its new “Secure Your Meds” awareness campaign this week. The campaign asks Americans to address the prescription drugs that are commonly left unprotected in homes, making them available for misuse and abuse. Unused prescription drugs should be kept safe and secure until they…
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Ohio Department of Education Releases Remote Learning Resource Guide

In the wake of statewide school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ohio Department of Education released its Remote Learning Resource Guide last week. The guide was released as Ohio extended its stay-at-home order to May 1st, which raises doubts about a possible return to physical classrooms this year for students. The Remote Learning…
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We’re at Home… Now What?

Image courtesy of Andrew Seaman.   Every day, we deal with stress; but lately, it seems that stress is ever rising. While most can adequately deal with life’s stressors, in times of crisis, such as we are facing in the world today, many may find they struggle with their mental health. Everywhere we turn, we…
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Governor DeWine Unveils Ohio’s First Suicide Prevention Plan

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released the Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio, a first-of-its-kind initiative that will direct the state’s suicide prevention efforts. Created in collaboration between the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, the plan will guide the state’s actions for the next three years as it…
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