Through a three-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health will partner with the seven public schools in Medina County and the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Board to improve student mental wellness. The project called, Medina County Aware (MCA), will be led by Dr. Deric Kenne, Associate Professor and Dr. Kim Laurene, Assistant Professor at Kent State University. The main goals of the project are to provide mental health awareness trainings to at least 30% of the teachers, administrators and staff at each school, create resource guides and referral mechanisms, and implement mental health stigma reduction campaigns in each of the seven schools.

Medina County Aware Partners

  • Black River Local Schools
  • Brunswick City Schools
  • Buckeye Local Schools
  • Cloverleaf Local Schools
  • Highland Local Schools
  • Medina City Schools
  • Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board
  • Medina County Career Center
  • Wadsworth City Schools

Medina County Resources

Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board

Mental Health Awareness Trainings

If you live and/or work in Medina County and are interested in taking a free training, please register for one of the classes below. CEUs are not available for these trainings. 

  • A.I.D. Training: September 28, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm. Virtual. Register
  • A.I.D. Anxiety Training: October 12, 2021 12:30pm-1:30pm. Virtual. Register.
  • Mental Health Coping and Grounding Skills: October 20, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm. Virtual. Register.
Medina County Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors

Hear to Help Initiative for Medina County

Hear to Help is an initiative from Kent State University that identifies staff who have completed a mental health awareness training offered through the Medina County Awareness grant.

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