Lake ADAMHS Board fills the role of Marketing and Communications Directordschick@lakeadamhs.org
Lake County, OH: The Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board has recently added David Schick as their Director of Marketing and Communications. This position was vacant after the retirement of Greg Markell. “Greg served Lake County and this board well for over 17 years, and established our presence in the community, we thank him for all he has contributed to this organization,” said Kim Fraser, Executive Director of the ADAMHS Board. Prior to joining the ADAMHS Board David served as the Public Service Coordinator for the Lake County Department of Utilities. “David’s community marketing expertise and communications background will continue to grow the ADAMHS Board presence in Lake County,” stated Kim.
The ADAMHS Board will continue to promote education and awareness around the vast array of services they support through federal, state and local dollars. Those services are delivered through a network of providers. These organizations include BRIDGES, Catholic Charities Community Services of Lake County, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Crossroads Health, Extended Housing, Family Pride, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., Lifeline, NAMI Lake County, Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare/Community Services Network, Signature Health, Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance, University Hospitals/Lake Health Emergency Departments, Windsor-Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine, and WomenSafe.
Awareness of services is key, as 25% of adults will experience mental illness during their lifetime. Of those, only 1 in 4 will seek and receive treatment. Like physical illnesses, mental illnesses are treatable if individuals are able to find the assistance they need. If you need help or know someone that needs help there are multiple ways to find it. The first is the ADAMHS Board’s Compass Line which puts callers in touch with a trained triage specialist who can help individuals sort through feelings and symptoms, explore options, and get connected quickly with resources. The Compass Line number is 440-350-2000. If an individual is in a more immediate crisis, the Lake County Crisis Hotline, 440-952-8255, is available 24/7/365 and offers immediate support. Finally, someone in need of support can text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line. Anyone seeking assistance in coping with a stressful situation can text 4hope to 741 741 and be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. The Compass Line, Crisis Hotline, and the Crisis Text Line are free, confidential, and secure so someone’s personal financial situation is never a barrier to service. Learn more at HelpThatWorks.us.
The ADAMHS Board plans, funds, monitors, and evaluates services available to residents dealing with mental illness and or substance-use disorders.