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Category: Self-Care

Teenage substance use struggles during COVID-19

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) offers two programs/services to Stark County teenagers in regards to substance use. The first program is a prevention program – Stark County Youth Led Prevention. The second program offers help for kids who have substance use problems – our Gemini program. Within the Gemini program are two levels of … Continued

The Impact of COVID-19 on high school students

Reactions to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 have caused a great many changes to daily life in recent days.  One group particularly affected by these changes is high school students.  They are facing challenges this year that have never happened before on this scale. How high school students are affected by school closures School provides structure and … Continued

Winter affecting your mood is ‘SAD’

The bright lights, glitter and glamour of the holiday season has faded into the backdrop for another year. Darkness surrounds Northeastern Ohioans when they wake up and when they leave work. Oftentimes, the daylight hours are gray. As winter trudges forward, we start to gain a minute of daylight each day. For many people, children … Continued

Recovery: the journey to sobriety

Sobriety is a journey … not a destination. The abuse or dependency on a substance is a difficult journey for an adolescent that is often filled with pitfalls and setbacks on the windy road to recovery.     Setbacks Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s Substance Use Disorder Lead Dr. Karita Nussbaum said if a user … Continued

Collegiate Self-Care Fair 2019

Adjusting to the change that comes with college is physically, emotionally and mentally hard on students. College students are the biggest group of students that get missed by mental health services. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) is partnering with Stark County colleges and universities Oct. 21 to 25 to bring mental health awareness to … Continued

Tips for Managing Stress in College

College experience The beginning of each new semester brought me feelings of stress and anxiety. I have been a working student since I was 15-years-old. Working and going to school wasn’t going to change when entering college. Whether it was serving food at a nursing home, organizing clothes in retail or selling the newest electronics, … Continued