In 2022, the Alchohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) launched a new look and messaging to reinforce the value of community-based mental health and addiction services available through the ADAMH network of provider agencies. These efforts also aimed to reduce stigma around seeking care for mental health and addiction.
This year, we’ve updated our Help, Healing, Health and Hope marketing campaign to feature 11 individuals from our network as the new faces of the campaign. This group is comprised of people who have received services at an ADAMH-funded provider, people who work at a provider agency and people who proudly claim both of those titles.
By incorporating individuals with lived experience into the campaign, it elevates the voices of those who are touched by the network. Below you can learn a little about each of these individuals who have selflessly lended their image to help spread awareness of addiciton and mental health services in our community.
“CompDrug saved my life from the ruins of drug addiction by providing a safe, sober space to be and get well.”
“Several ADAMH providers were instrumental in supporting my recovery journey, while helping me get off of a path of destruction. I have the upmost respect and admiration for those organizations and I will always be grateful.”
“My favorite thing about my job at Huck House is the young people I get to serve. They’re genuinely so wise and kind and have been through so much—and I learn so much from them.”
“The P.E.E.R. Center has given me the chance to help people who are homeless and addicted change their lives.”
“I have been a survivor for over 30 years. Many organizations and nonprofits have helped me build my life from the ground up.”
“House of Hope helped me to get clean from opiates, and now I’m working in the field.”
“After many years of being on and off medication and partially participating in therapy, I decided to take a class at NAMI called Peer to Peer. After taking the class I was so inspired to find out that it was OK not to be OK and that recovery was possible.”
“The P.E.E.R. Center has allowed and supported me to do the job I love in the field in which I love.”
“Having a debilitating mental illness, I felt a lot of grief for a long time and struggled alone. Having the support from Southeast programs and the community I built through them has been life changing.”
“The Africentric Personal Development Shop allowed me to do my own work. They were consistent in creating a safe space for me to start to heal.”
“LOSS Community Services provided grief support in the immediate weeks and months after my mother’s suicide in 2020. They let me know I wasn’t alone and created a community around me.”