Taking Care of Your Life
The University of Toledo Medical Center’s Adult Detoxification Inpatient Unit provides medical management of withdrawal for adults18 years and older. It is currently the only hospital-based inpatient unit in the area and one that is not integrated with other inpatient psychiatric services. Since opening at the end of March, the unit has already admitted more than 200 patients.
The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County works to raise awareness about mental health and addiction. We know that treatment works and people can recover with support from the mental health field, family, and friends. We serve as the safety net in Lucas County for uninsured and underinsured residents who may be experiencing the impacts of mental illness and/or addiction.
It’s impossible to ignore the growing reports of opiate abuse in our nation, and it’s the rare individual whose life has not been touched in some way by this epidemic. Fortunately, those grappling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or any other substance have a safe place they can turn to for treatment at Unison Health’s new 16-bed sub-acute detox unit. Launched in June of 2017, the detox unit offers 24-hour medically monitored care that is tailored to help clients detoxify based on their individual condition.
NAMI of Greater Toledo regularly hosts classes and educational programs that not only assist individuals in coping with mental illness, but also provide educational training for family members on how to cope with the stresses of caring for an individual suffering from mental illness. Fall offerings include:
The loss of a young life to suicide has become an all-too-common headline, including here in our own community. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,000 young Americans die each year from suicide—the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 behind accidents and homicide. To help bring much-needed attention to this tragedy and ways it can be prevented, September has been designated National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.