Mental Health Resources
If this is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
The new 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 9-8-8.
In November of 2019, the City of Stow formed a group of community leaders and stakeholders to address the rising number of suicides in Stow and surrounding communities. The goal of this group is to provide residents with the proper resources and information and ensure that all community members know that they are never alone.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.
Ohio COVID Hotline: 833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634)
- Addiction Helpline
- ADM Crisis Center (Alcohol/Drug Addiction Help)
- Akron Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) webpage
- Coleman Professional Services (Adults Only) website
- Community Support Services website
- Domestic Violence Hotline
- Greenleaf Family Center Prevention, Advocacy, and Support website
- Homeless Hotline
- Hope and Healing (Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services) website
- Mental Health Hotline
- National Disaster Distress Helpline
Phone: 800-985-5990 or text: TalkWithUs to 66746
- National Human Trafficking Resources
- Portage Path Behavioral Health (Adults Only) website
- Summit County ADM Board Suicide Prevention Coalition website
- Summit County United Way Information Line
Phone: 330-376-6660 or 211 Websites or text: 211 Summit to 898211
- Veteran's Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-8255 or text 838255
- Victim Assistance Program of Summit County
- Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program (PDF)
- Akron Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) Website
- Child Guidance and Family Solutions website
- Children Services of Summit County Hotline website
- Youth Suicide Prevention website
- 1N10 (Support for young adults ages 14 to 24)
- The GLBT National Youth Talk Line: Youth-serving youth through age 25
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website
- Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Provides vital peer support, community connections, and resources to people regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity
- Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Website
- Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network website
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) website
- LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention website
- Lambda Legal website
- National Center for Transgender Equality website
Information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
- Native PFLAG website
Native PFLAG Facebook page
- PFLAG National website
- The Trevor Project (Suicide Hotline) Website
Phone: 866-488-7386 or Text: Start to 678678
Send a personal note of kindness or encouragement to someone to let them know they matter. Note cards are available at Stow City Hall or view or download the You Matter Postcard / Notecard (PDF) if you would like to print from home.
#YOUMATTER Kindness & Connections
Mayor Pribonic is pictured with Stow resident Manorma Ramcharran. Manorma has personally written about 125 note cards so far and picked up 100 more to begin working on. Along with Manorma's efforts, we have had Boy Scout Troops, High School Groups and students, Holy Family and Lakeview Students, Kiwanis Club, and many residents writing notes. To date, notes have been delivered to all Stow-Munroe Falls and Holy Family teachers, high school seniors, Senior Citizens, three Senior Living facilities in Stow (cards for residents and staff), Stow and Munroe Falls Police and Fire Departments, Akron General/Cleveland Clinic North ER, Western Reserve Hospital and pharmacies in Stow. Thank you to everyone that has participated.
Our goal is to continue having notecards written and delivered during the months of April and May 2021; we have many more people to connect with! If you are interested in participating and would like to pick up note cards, they are available at Stow City Hall or the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Once you have completed your note cards, you may drop them off at Stow City Hall and we will continue to distribute them throughout the City. If you have questions about this project, please contact Deb Berkey at 330-689-2800.