Help identify at-risk individuals to get help

Help identify at-risk individuals to get help


The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board reminds residents to ask questions that help identify at-risk individuals and get them the help they need.

Rather than putting thoughts in a child’s head, the following questions can provide assurance that somebody cares and will give the child the chance to talk about problems: Are you feeling sad or depressed? Are you thinking about hurting or killing yourself? Have you ever thought about hurting or killing yourself or someone else?

“We all need to do everything we can to intervene with our young people. Depression, suicidal feelings and violent or disordered thinking are all treatable mental health issues,” April Caraway of the TCMHRB said. “Teenagers need to have his or her illness recognized, diagnosed and appropriately treated.”

Crisis counselors are available and free help is just a phone call away. To get help, call 211 day or night, Caraway said. Youth can also reach Ohio’s Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741741. For information about TCMHRB, visit or call 330-675-2765.

Autism awareness


University of Mount Union alumna Alicia (Bousner) Hrubey will present the university’s annual autism awareness lecture as part of Autism Awareness Month at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Newbold Room of Hoover-Price Campus Center.

The lecture topic is about music therapy and how it can positively impact individuals with autism by helping to reduce anxiety and depression, improve social skills and improve the overall quality of life.

Hrubey received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Mount Union in 2010 and a master of music of music degree in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012. She sings professionally throughout northeast Ohio and is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy and has worked as an outreach therapist and a senior classroom behavioral therapist for the Cleveland Clinic Center of Autism.

Upon obtaining her national board certification in music therapy through Baldwin Wallace University, she has specialized in utilizing music therapy with individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

Hypnosis session


A group hypnosis session for weight loss and smoking cessation is at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Yoga Center at Governors Insurance Building, 972 Youngstown-Kingsville Road (state Route 193). A free CD is available for use at home. Call Steve Tackett 330-647-0399 to register, which is required, and for information.

Class on Herbology


Dannielle MacDuff, a board-certified naturopathic doctor, in partnership with Mussler Chiropractic and Phoenix House Wellness Center, is offering a four-week class on Herbology from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 at ETI Technical College, 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road.

The cost is a $55 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund. To register, call 330-758-9567.

Participants will learn about herbs that strengthen tissues and organs, how to use these herbs, and when they are appropriate.

Six-class smoking cessation program


The New Castle Community YMCA and Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program are offering a free, five-week, six-class smoking cessation program for adults 18 and older at the New Castle YMCA, 20 W. Washington St., beginning April 11. Participants meet weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 11 through May 9 and on May 4. Registration is required. Call 724-622-1550 ext. 147. For information, visit

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