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    One in four adults experience mental illness.

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    Life expectancy for someone with a mental illness can be up to 25 years shorter than for someone without.

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    Looking for a place to start? Call our Compass Line.

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    Only two countries in the world allow direct-to-consumer advertising of Rx medications. (The other is New Zealand.)

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    Two of three Ohioans say they’re impacted by a friend or family member with an addiction or mental illness.

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    The school drop-out rate for students age 14+ with a mental disorder is 50%.

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    Women are approximately twice as likely as men to experience depressive illness.

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    Women attempt suicide more often. Men die by suicide more often.

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    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds.

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    Approximately 14.8 million adults in America live with major depression.

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    Children as young as two in Lake County as two have been diagnosed with clinical depression.

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Lake County ADAMHS Board

Established by Ohio Statute, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board is responsible for evaluating, planning, funding, and monitoring services to help Lake County residents who are dealing with a mental illness and/or addiction.

More About The ADAMHS Board

YOU.ME.US. We’re in this together. There is no them.

Compass Line


The ADAMHS Board’s Compass Line is designed to shorten the journey between seeking help and getting help. Calling the Compass Line will connect you with a trained triage specialist – someone who can help you sort through your feelings, evaluate your options, and get you connected quickly and firmly with the right local resources.

It’s free. It’s confidential. It’s a great place to start.


Suicide Prevention Coalition


Community partners working to improve understanding, dispel myths, increase people’s ability to get help, and thus save lives. The Coalition also offers a support group for those left behind when a loved one dies from suicide.


Friends of Lake ADAMHS

friends of lake adamhs

Friends of Lake ADAMHS advocates for excellent behavioral health care for Lake County residents by supporting the work of the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board and more.


Trauma Response


To access the Trauma Response team call Lake County’s Crisis Hotline at 440-953-8255. A team leader will contact you to learn more about the nature of the incident and to begin planning a response strategy.


Opiate Task Force


The Opiate Task Force is a group of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to reduce the tragic consequences that stem from the use of heroin and other opiates in Lake County, Ohio.