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ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board, is Franklin County's safety net of care for people seeking mental health, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services. Through more than 40 local community agencies, ADAMH helps nearly 40,000 Franklin County residents get the help they need to lead healthy, productive lives. And with the help of a sliding-fee scale, anyone in the community can receive quality, affordable ADAMH services at one of our neighborhood agencies located throughout Franklin County.
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Columbus, Ohio 43215
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maymentalhealthMay is Mental Health Month!

ADAMH Legislative Breakfast

One of the goals at ADAMH is to provide information to Franklin County citizens
about issues like mental illness and substance abuse, in an effort to reduce the stigma or misconceptions associated with behavioral health care issues.

Since May is Mental Health Month, it is a great time to learn more about mental illness,treatment and recovery.Mental illness is a common and treatable, health condition, similar to heart disease and diabetes. Mental illness affects the brain and is best treated by a healthcare professional. Examples include: stress, depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

The approach to treatment for mental illness differs from person to person, with many different types of treatment available. Treatment needs to be individualized to be most effective. Some examples include:counseling, medication, outpatient or in-patient treatment.
tuneinTune In: ADAMH Featured on 10TV on May 25 for Mental Health Month

ADAMH is partnering with 10TV in honor of Mental Health Month on Tuesday, May 25 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.  Throughout the evening newscast, 10TV will encourage viewers to call in to an 'Ask the Experts' phone bank.  There will be clinicians and psychiatrists from some of the ADAMH Providers of Care at the studio to answer mental health related questions.  In addition, there will be a news story about bipolar disorder and another story about depression and suicide. 
Happy Mental Health Month! 

cfacCFAC Presents: Schizophrenia is Treatable

dr frese webJoin the Consumer & Family Advocacy Council (CFAC) on Saturday, June 19 from 1-3 p.m. for a free educational seminar to learn about schizophrenia. The
training will be held at the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County, 447 East Broad Street, Columbus.

Schizophrenia is Treatable is a free seminar that will feature Dr. Frederick J. Frese a nationally renowned psychologist who has specialized in the area of schizophrenia for over 40 years. Dr. Frese was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the young age of 25 when he was a Marine Corp officer. Since his diagnosis he accepted that he is schizophrenic and has learned to control the disease with medication after experiencing several psychotic breaks. Read more about this event here.

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