Week of Appreciation
Thanks to the tireless efforts of frontline workers, Ohio has seen a decrease in deaths involving heroin in recent years. However, we are still facing an addiction and overdose epidemic like never before, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ohio‘s frontline workers need our continued support. The Week of Appreciation is an opportunity to show support and appreciation to those who work directly with individuals struggling to overcome substance use disorders. This includes behavioral healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, children‘s services workers, emergency department staff, and anyone else who may experience burnout or secondary trauma as a result of their work with individuals with addiction. Local Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards will work with their County Hubs to plan and host events and activities to thank local frontline workers.
Week of Appreciation Overview
Highlights from Week of Appreciation 2021.
IN THE PRESS
- Hometown Stations: First responder block party to be held in Lima
- The Lima News: Mayor proclaims "First Responder's Appreciation Week" in Lima
- Pike County News Watchman: ADAMH thanks frontline workers during Week of Appreciation
- The Highland County Press: Paint Valley ADAMH Board thanks frontline heroes during Week of Appreciation
- WYTV: First responders need help, too -- Trumbull County Week of Appreciation sets out to do just that
- Morning Journal: MHARS Board celebrates Lorain County frontline workers during First Responder Week of Appreciation
Thank you, frontline heroes!
Week of Appreciation activities are generously sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.