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Coleman Endowment to Honor Michael A. Schoenhofer Posted 1/18/2019 - Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin LIMA, Ohio (January 17, 2019) Coleman Professional Services CEO Nelson Burns and his wife Suzanne have issued a community challenge to fund an endowment in honor of Michael Schoenhofer’s years of service as Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties. The Burns have pledged $10,000 and will match donations dollar-for-dollar to raise $20,000 to seed the Michael A. Schoenhofer Fund for Coleman Professional Services. Learn More Holidays aggravate mental health conditions Posted 1/3/2019 - Jefferson According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64 percent of people with mental health issues reported holidays make their conditions worse. NAMI surveyed those suffering from a diagnosed mental illness leading up to the holiday season. Of those responding, 24 percent said the holidays made their conditions “a lot worse” and 40 percent said it was “somewhat worse.” Learn More Behavioral health options studied Posted 10/2/2018 - Stark Leaders of local mental health treatment programs say Aultman Hospital’s decision to close its psychiatric unit creates a gap in the behavioral health care available in the community.

Earlier this month, Aultman closed its inpatient psychiatric unit, citing a drop in the unit’s daily population and changes in government regulations as the primary reasons.

Plans call for Aultman to work in the emergency room or through outpatient programs to treat patients experiencing behavioral health issues.
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Right at Home set for Saturday Posted 9/7/2018 - Portage County Preparations for the milestone 30th annual Right at Home benefit supporting Coleman Professional Services are being completed by a committee of community volunteers. The event raises funds and awareness for the Coleman mission of improving the lives of people they serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Learn More Changing Seasons displays Faces of Recovery Posted 7/11/2018 - Allen A division of Coleman Professional Services is displaying tales of recovery at the Lima Public Library. Learn More Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center Joins Coleman Professional Services Posted 6/28/2018 - Stark Coleman Professional Services and Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center (CIRC) are pleased to announce their new collaboration in Stark County. Beginning July 1, 2018, CIRC will become a stand-alone nonprofit under Coleman. This change was initiated by the CIRC Board of Trustees with the support of StarkMHAR to ensure that CIRC’s clients continue to receive the high level of care that the professionals and staff at CIRC have been providing for many years. Learn More Best Practices on Improving Mental Health for Seniors Posted 5/16/2018 An article published on everydayhealth.com gives some great insight backed by psychiatrists and doctors alike on the importance of mental health in a demographic that falls through the cracks of mental illness. Learn More Pittsburgh Comedians Coming to Jefferson County Posted 5/7/2018 - Jefferson Pittsburgh-based Slapstick Production Comedians is coming to Jefferson County for the first time Friday, May 11, 2018. They will be performing at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville to help raise money to respond to the growing need for immediate access to mental health, addiction and housing services provided by Coleman Professional Services in Jefferson County. Learn More Nelson Burns: Can Passion make us Better Leaders Posted 4/30/2018 - Portage President and CEO, Nelson W. Burns, delivers his TED like Talk fueled by his devotion to if passion can make us all better leaders. Learn More Wick Poetry Center brings healing Posted 2/2/2018 - Portage Alison Ward, a peer volunteer at Coleman Professional Services, said she finds great satisfaction from Wick Poetry Center’s weekly sessions at the Ravenna facility.

“I journaled, but I had never done creative writing,” she said during a visit from Charlie Malone, Wick Poetry Center’s program and outreach coordinator, on Friday.
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