ABOUT

Building Hope is a multi-faceted community initiative creating solutions to a wide array of challenges in Summit County’s mental health care system. Our effort includes support from over 25 local agencies and hundreds of local residents and is overseen by a community-based advisory committee and The Summit Foundation. We launched in the summer of 2016 after the tragic suicide of Patti Casey, a well known and beloved local resident. Patti’s death was a catalyst, sparking a community desire to unite previously isolated behavioral health efforts into a robust response to mental health needs in Summit County.

Building Hope works to create a more coordinated, effective and responsive mental health system by focusing on three major areas: suicide prevention, stigma reduction through mental health education and improved access to care and support for everyone in Summit County.


INCREASED ACCESS TO CARE

We work to increase access to care by creating a more integrated system of care in Summit County, building a scholarship program to pay for therapy for residents in need and facilitating better service coordination.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

We provide suicide-awareness education and suicide prevention training sessions for individuals, businesses and organizations.

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
& STIGMA REDUCTION

We reduce stigma and increase education around mental health through regularly occurring community connectedness events, media campaigns and special events.

GET INVOLVED

We are actively seeking local community members to help with our events, add their input to our committees
and support our work with donations.


The Summit Foundation is the fiscal agent for Building Hope and is actively seeking donations.


CONTACT US AT: betsyc@summitfirc.org

GET HELP

Find information on crisis support and local mental health service providers below.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES


(LOCAL) MIND SPRINGS 24/7 CRISIS LINE:
(888) 207-4004


Call 911 or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
OR 1-800-273 TALK (1-800-273-8255)


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION TEXT TELEPHONE:
1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)


SUICIDE HOTLINE EN ESPANOL:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)


MILITARY/VETERANS SUICIDE HOTLINE:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)


LGBT YOUTH SUICIDE HOTLINE:
1-866-4-U-TREVOR


ADVOCATES FOR VICTIMS OF ASSAULT
970 668 3906

http://www.summitadvocates.org

NON EMERGENCY RESOURCES:


MIND SPRINGS HEALTH
Provides crisis care, psychiatric, outpatient and peer services,
https://mindspringshealth.org/
Phone: 970-668-3478.


SUMMIT COUNTY COMMUNITY CARE CLINIC
Provides integrated, patient-centered health services designed to meet the needs of all patients, particularly those who experience barriers to accessing care, regardless of their ability to pay. http://www.summitclinic.org/

Phone: 970-668-4040


FAMILY INTERCULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER (FIRC)
Provides education and emergency financial resources to families in need.
http://www.summitfirc.org/
Phone: 970-262-3888

FACES OF HOPE

Our "Faces of Hope" project launched in May, 2017 and shares the resilience and healing of individuals and families who have journeyed through a mental health diagnosis or addiction, or survived the loss of a loved one to suicide are not alone.

The Faces of Hope project is based in the belief that we need to be courageous enough to confront the reality that such illness exists in our community and touches the lives of countless people here. Our belief is that sharing such stories is a powerful way to reduce stigma, help our community recognize that we are all on a continuum of mental well being, and inspire local residents currently struggling with mental illness to understand that healing is possible and that they are not alone.

Click on the links below to read each story:

Betty Claybrook
Marilyn Hogan
Sam Higby
Emily Steingart


CONTACT US

Email: betsyc@summitfirc.org


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