Mental Health & Substance Abuse

The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is a community coalition of government entities, nonprofits, private businesses and citizens working to enhance the quality of life for all Summit County residents by improving community awareness of mental health & substance abuse, increasing access to effective treatment, and increasing effective prevention efforts.

To learn more, please contact the Summit County Health Department, or click below to join our mailing list.

Join the Alliance

Empower your family to meet the challenges children face in adolescence.

Guiding Good Choices is a program for parents of kids ages 9-14. Each 5-week session features a 2-hour class to teach families about:
  • Risk of substance use
  • Conflict resolution
  • Setting clear boundaries
  • Resistance to peer pressure
  • Effective communication
Register Here


Click here to see all events

For a searchable calendar of all Summit County Health Department events (including mental health and substance abuse):

Click here to add your event

To submit your own mental health and substance abuse-related event:

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

News and updates

Our Strategic Plan

Goal I:

Expand community access to mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County. 

Goal II:

Increase prevention and education around mental health  & substance abuse in Summit County. 

Goal III:

Ensure success and sustainability of mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County. 

Goal IV:

Establish systems to support life during recovery and reintegration into the community. 

Goal V:

Ensure equity of mental health & substance abuse programs and services for Latino Community members. 

Download the complete Mental Wellness Strategic Plan here