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Sewing proposed as means to help those in recovery

To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2016) Joe Bialek’s earnest letter in the May issue on the ever-timely problem of drug abuse brings to mind a Ted Talk by Johann Hari, which is quite insightful, (if a bit proud in title.) Hari looks beyond the family to the larger social pressures that families contend with … Continue reading

Call for self-image change, fails to address need for societal reform

To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2016) In regard to the letter in your May issue, “Can we trace addiction to our image of ourselves?”, in which the writer refers to Transactional Analysis, although he nowhere mentions this name in his letter, this is what he is discussing. Developed by John Bradshaw, Transactional Analysis (TA) … Continue reading

Can we trace addiction to to our image of ourselves?

To the editor: (Plain Press, May 2016) I would like to offer what knowledge and experience I have come to understand about addiction.  Although I was never exposed to illegal narcotics, I know of family and friends who were, and/or still are today. Back in 1990, when I first moved away from home to pursue … Continue reading

Passion for Change seeks media professionals to help combat stigma of mental illness

(Plain Press, May 2016) On April 4, Passion for Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the stigma of mental illness, held a meet and greet with local media professionals at the Wine Bar in Crocker Park to recruit volunteers for a Greater Cleveland Pilot Project called Communicators for Mental Health. The goal of the … Continue reading

2015 Plain Press Community Guide

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Mental Health Crisis Hotline …………   ………623-6888 http://www.adamhscc.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 Safe Schools Hotline………………………771-SAFE (7233) United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS (5437) Cleveland Animal Protective League………….771-4616 Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Hotline……………619-6194                                        http://www.clevelandrapecrisis.org Continue reading

Agencies work to bridge the gap in services for mental health clients in the wake of Bridgeway’s closing

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, April 19, 2012, James L. Stricklin Crisis Center, 8315 Detroit Avenue: The James L. Stricklin Crisis Center, closed briefly in early April after Bridgeway, which ran the mental health crisis center, announced it was closing. The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, which is responsible for planning, … Continue reading

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