ADAMHS LAUNCHES GetHelpNow STUDENTS



Media Contact: Samantha Elder selder@mcadamhs.org

DAYTON, OH - Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) will launch a new version of their GetHelpNow App called, GetHelpNow Students the second week of September 2020.

GetHelpNow Students is a web-based app specifically designed for K-12 students to have access to educational materials centered around behavioral health. ADAMHS realized students in Montgomery County will need information on healthy tactics to deal with stress and anxiety; considering the recent traumatic events Montgomery County has faced within the last two years and uncertainty many feel during the COVID-19 pandemic.      

 The Executive Director of ADAMHS, Helen Jones-Kelley stated, “Our community has been through so much.  The added worries of living in a pandemic, this year highlights how our mental wellness is impacted by the world around us.” Jones-Kelley went on to add, “Healthy use of Smartphones and other electronic devices is expanding education for students, so this is the perfect time to offer a tool to help young people better prepare for life’s challenges. It also gives students the ability to learn how to take control of their feelings and emotions during a time when their world is quickly changing, and their mental well-being is paramount.”

 ADAMHS, has partnered with Ascend Innovations Inc. and Dayton Public Schools to create GetHelpNow Students. GetHelpNow Students will be released to DPS students during the second week of September, students will be able to access the webpage through their DPS Chromebooks.

 The GetHelpNow App was originally created in the spring of 2018 by ADAMHS to provide individuals in Montgomery County access to resources surrounding behavioral health treatment and support, employment, and housing. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Elder, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication for Montgomery County ADAMHS, at Selder@mcadamhs.org 

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About Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Resources (ADAMHS):

 Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio.  Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio. After the August 4, 2019 tragedy in the Oregon District occurred, Montgomery County ADAMHS realized the immediate and long-term need for emotional and mental health trauma support. ADAMHS quickly mobilized the Recovery and Resiliency Center, which offered much needed support and information about mental health resources to anyone distressed by the violence. For more information about ADAMHS, please visit www.mcadamhs.org or call 937-443-0416.