Paint Valley ADAMH Board Develops Web Site for People with Behavioral Health Issues

May 8, 2007
Paint Valley ADAMH Services Board

 

Chillicothe, OhioMatt Markley, executive director of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board announced today that Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Fayette and Highland County residents now have access to a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness.

 

The Network of Care for Behavioral Health is an online resource that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools at a single point of entry. Network of Care (www.paintvalleynetworkofcare.org) empowers people with mental illnesses, their families and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available in their community.

 

The website enables consumers and families to find mental health information, identify available services, locate supports and community resources, and keep personal records in a secure environment.  A library on more than 4,000 health topics, direct links to legislators, up-to-date information on current legislation, access to low-cost insurance programs, and support and advocacy information are all just a few clicks away on the Network of Care site. The site contains a comprehensive directory of all ADAMH service providers in the region, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time.

 

 “Individuals and families often search urgently for up-to-date information about the symptoms and mental illnesses with which they are dealing, as well as effective treatments and support services, “said Markley.   “The Network of Care is a user-friendly website that will make this search much easier.”

 

The Network of Care concept was recognized as a model program in the President's 2003 New Freedom Commission on Mental Health final report.  Funding for the Network of Care site is provided through Ohio’s Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The grant will help Ohio implement a comprehensive statewide plan to improve mental health supports.