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.

If you are feeling alone and have thoughts of suicide or are in a crisis, or know someone who is, do not remain silent. Talk to someone you can trust through the
9-8-8 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call or text the number 9-8-8 for immediate assistance from trained professionals 24/7.

When you’re struggling and in crisis and text 988, your trained counselor will listen, support, and share resources. #988Lifeline

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-696-6775.

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.

Fear and anxiety 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.

  1. Local Resources
  2. Resources for Family / Friends
  3. Resources for Parents
  4. Resources for Elderly Family Members / Friends
  5. Resources for LGBTQ+
  6. Resources for Veterans
988-Lifeline, There is Hope, hands with a heart, #youmatter, City of Stow

Thank You!

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.

A Special Note to Brighten Your Day

#YOUMATTER Kindness & Connections

You Matter Manorma Mayor Pribonic Kindness ConnectionsMayor 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.