Impacting Mental Health and Well-being by Addressing Stigma in Rural Communities: Substance use disorders, farm stress, and suicide prevention

Mental health stigma is not only an interpersonal issue: it is a health crisis.

 There is no denial in Ohio that we need to come together to raise awareness and collaborate to combat the epidemic which is impacting lives and families throughout our great state. 

Join us to learn more about what stigma looks like and resources to make a difference in your community.


DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2023

TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Fawcett Center

2400 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, Ohio 43210

COST: $35, $10 students

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: $50 (in addition to registration fee)

Agenda At-a-Glance
8:30 – 9:00am Registration, visit exhibitors
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome
9:10 – 9:30 It’stime2 break the stigma – addressing the teen mental health crisis!
9:30 – 10:45am Panel: Addressing Stigma in Rural Communities
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00am – Noon 1st Breakout session
Noon – 1:45 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 pm The Need for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 3:00 pm 2nd breakout session
3:00 – 4:00 pm Break
3:15– 4:15pm Generation Rx and YOU: Medication Safety in Rural Ohio
4:15 – 4:30pm Closing remarks and Evaluation
4:30– 5:00 pm Naloxone training

Agenda with session descriptions and Continuing Education information available at