Ohio To Distribute $1M To Groups Working To Ease Mental Stress, Addiction

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Ohio’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is accepting funding proposals for programs that will help identify signs of poor mental health and or addiction during the pandemic.

According to a press release, the offer is for faith-based and community-based organizations that are producing”community-based strategies for mental wellness and support during this period of COVID-19.”

Public health officials say the pandemic is aggravating the problem by forcing recovering addicts and those with mental health issues into isolation, stripping them of crucial support systems and causing some to relapse.

Proposals to reach  Ohio’s most vulnerable populations in ways that will reduce stigma associated with addiction and mental wellness are due June 12.  Details on how to apply can be found at the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities web page.