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FREE Daily Mindfulness Exercises for Youth

In partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, there are FREELY available 40+ weeks of daily mindfulness exercises for Children preschool age through 12th grade. The exercises are available as YouTube videos, designed to facilitate youth brain development with music and mindfulness instruction. A sample video is available for those interested. There

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 18, 2023

Disposal of Expired Medications

It is important to dispose of expired medication and there are a number of locations where this can be done safely and in accordance with local laws. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency provides a tool you may use to find Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations, where expired or unneeded medications

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 13, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

2023 NAMI Family to Family Classes

NAMI Southwest Ohio offers free education for the families of individuals who are suffering with a mental illness. NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA, it facilitates a better understanding of mental health

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 20, 2023

Hamilton County’s 5 1 3 Relief Bus Services

Hamilton County has a bus that visits local neighborhoods to provide health screenings, mobile healthcare, and enrollment assistance for a wide variety of social services and economic relief programs. The bus is called the “5 1 3 Relief Bus”. The 5 1 3 Relief bus schedules visits with municipalities throughout

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 5, 2023

FREE Classroom Resources for High School Mental Health

The University of Michigan Depression Center, in partnership with area teachers, has developed a number of FREE online resources, for use in classrooms. The resources are meant to help teachers and other school professionals improve communication, promote wellness, and reduce stigma regarding mental health. Their online portal provides FREE classroom

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 17, 2023

Crisis Text Line

Not all crises require suicide watch. In addition to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 9 8 8, a new service is available nationally that allows individuals in crisis to text a crisis counselor, about any topic. Individuals can Text HOME to 7 4 1 7 4 1 from anywhere in the United States, anytime,

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 10, 2023

FREE Training Video for Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders and their Newborns

Data shows a significant national rise in Opioid Use Disorder and babies with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome presenting at hospitals for labor and delivery. The tragic nature of this situation does not always produce compassion and best practices toward the mother or infant, even among well intentioned care providers. Two

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 1, 2023

NAMI Support Group Calendar Available Online

Every month the National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio, hosts several different types of support groups at various locations around the Greater Cincinnati area. Information on the locations and times of these groups is available on their online event calendar. The different types of groups available are as

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 16, 2023

Sesame Street Child Development Resources Available Online

Sesame Street (dot) org has a number of developmental resources on multiple topics ranging from asthma and autism, to daily routines, dealing with divorce, traumatic experiences, and parental addiction. These resources can be helpful inside or outside of clinical settings to support children dealing with difficult circumstances. One can search

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 3, 2023

For Children of Addiction, Support Resources During the Holidays

For children and young adults of families impacted by addiction, the holidays, substance misuse, and its related stresses may bring on a great deal of additional fear and isolation. Here are some resources and guidance that can be used to help them through the season. The National Association for Children

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 23, 2022

Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide, 9th Edition

The Community Outreach Division of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center has released the 9th Edition of the Homeless & Low-Income Resource Guide. The directory was originally compiled by Sharon Coate, LISW-S, and most recently updated by Bruce James, BSW. If you discover corrections or additions, please contact Bruce James. The

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 21, 2022