We need dedicated consumer advocates to serve on our Board of Directors. If you might be interested in serving, please fill out our application form.
OEC's Biennial Regional Conferences
August 15, 2014: Zanesville
We will post conference fliers and details as we have them!
Consumer Family Partnership Team
To see OhioMHAS's new guidelines for CFPT, please click here.
Health Transformation Information
Open Positions at Shawnee Mental Health (Scioto, Adams, and Lawrence Counties). Often employ Health Navigators; check their job posting here: more info
Current positions at Southeast Inc. (Service Specialists, etc): more info
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We envision that all people whose lives have been affected by mental illness and addiction will live a meaningful life of wellness by implementing their choices in an accepting and supportive community.
The Ohio Empowerment Coalition, Inc. is a consumer-operated organization that consists of members statewide who are united to provide a platform for the voice of people with mental illness; to support persons and groups working to transform systems, and to promote wellness, mental health recovery, and resilience.
Our 5 Core Strategies
1.) To inspire hope and promote recovery
2.) To foster inclusive statewide outreach and involvement
3.) To facilitate empowerment and create leadership
4.) To advocate for consumer voice on social justice
5.) To provide education opportunities
Certified Peer Supporter Training
Every confirmed training will be posted below.
Please submit an application even if there is no training scheduled yet in your area. This will ensure you are contacted when one is scheduled.
Click here for the application.
If you have filled out an application in the past (before September 2013, using our long-form application), please read the instructions for how to assist us during this transitional time by filling out a few parts of the new application
CPS Training Schedule
August 4-8: Bowling Green
September 8-12: Chillicothe
September 15-19: Franklin County (open to Franklin Co. residents and employees ONLY)
We are pleased and proud to announce that one of our Peer Supporter Training facilitators, Nancy Montagna of Northeast Ohio, and one of our CPSs and Board Members, Marla Chudy of Northwest Ohio, have each published a book!
You can read about Nancy's book "What's Behind the Smile? My Journey with Bi-Polar Disorder" here.
You can read about Marla's book "Somewhere Under the Rainbow" here.
Congratulations, Marla and Nancy!
Young Adult Recovery Leadership Academy
This training will come to fruition Summer 2014 thanks to a SAMHSA's Social Inclusion grant. Young adults (ages 18-26) will be taught the fundamentals of recovery, peer support, advocacy, and leadership so they can success in their journey to becoming Ohio's next generation of recovery movement leaders!
Take the Ohio Association of Foodbanks' Survey on Health Navigation
If you a Peer Supporter, or work at an organization who serves peers and/or populations who will be affected by healthcare changes, click here to take the survey! It will provide valuable information regarding the needs and current resources Ohio has to educate Ohioans about their coverage options.
Local DBSA Chapters
New Depression Bi-polar Support Alliance chapter in Columbiana County! Click here for info.
The Zanesville/ Muskingum County DMSA Chapter received a 2012 DBSA Rookie Award for their outstanding first year bringing supports to their area! Check out the announcement here.
ODMH, ODADAS Merge
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St. Ste 238 Columbus, OH 43085-2533