Upcoming Recovery and Mental Health Events

Places to find Ascent

Last week we wrote about all of the events popping up regarding addiction and mental health in Ohio and throughout the country. In order to expound on that fact and give readers additional insight into some of these events, we are going to outline some of the upcoming events that Ascent will be attending and why they are important. We hope that you can attend some of these events and meet our team in person.


Ohio’s 2016 Opiate Conference – May 2-3 – Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio

Website: 2016 Opiate Conference




“The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities is excited to be partnering with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, to host Ohio’s seventh annual opiate conference titled, Ohio’s 2016 Opiate Conference: Advancing Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery. Ohio’s 2016 Opiate Conference will be a two day event, held in Columbus, Ohio on May 2-3, 2016.”


Ascent will have a table at this conference and we are excited to be a part of such an important event. The opiate epidemic has reached a massive scale. It is not only a major problem in Ohio, but all over the nation. So much so that President Obama has finally taken time to address it and the steps that need to be taken by the government to fight it. We look forward to continuing to learn at this conference, as well as teach others about Ascent and its benefits.



Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference – June 1-2 – Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio

Website: 2016 Recovery Conference




“This year, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s inaugural recovery conference. This conference will offer education to individuals in recovery and family members from throughout Ohio!

This will be a two-day event to be held June 1-2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This conference will offer training on topics such as advocacy, empowerment, job skills development and employment readiness; peer supports and services; community involvement; cultural competency; self-care; wellness; and more. There is no charge for this conference, but you must register to attend.”


This conference will also be taking place in Columbus, Ohio and will be held at the same location. This will be the first year of the Recovery Conference and we can’t wait to see what all is in store. Ascent will also likely have a table at this conference and we hope to meet many of you there. This conference is especially relative to Ascent, as it will touch on both addiction and mental health. It will also provide the opportunity for plenty of interaction.



Addiction: Closer Than You Think! – April 24th  6-8pm – 4444 Galloway Rd. Sandusky, Ohio

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This is a free event for addiction education, awareness and prevention. It will include speeches from people in Celebrate Recovery, video presentations from students in local schools and firsthand testimonials. This will be an emotional and educational event with a firsthand look into the destruction of addiction and the redemption of recovery. Also, the first 150 people in attendance get a free T-Shirt. Ascent will be attending and we hope to see you there!





Evidence-Based Practices Conference 2016 – October 19-20 – Cleveland, Ohio

Website: Evidence-Based Practices Conference



“This two-day event will feature a keynote plenary session and up to 48 workshops to help participants become better prepared for Ohio’s redesigned behavioral healthcare system. The workshops will explore introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for people with mental illness and substance use disorders.”


This is a great conference for industry professionals who provide healthcare and mental/behavioral health services. It will also be educational for peer specialists, family members, people in recovery and other advocates. Ascent hopes to be at this conference should our schedule allow.



Trauma Informed Care Summit & Institute – June 22-23 – Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229

Website: Trauma Informed Care Summit and Institute



“To promote the recognition of trauma as a public health concern and its impact on the emotional and physical well-being of individuals.  We recognize the importance of implementation of theory to practice, sustainability and collaboration across all human services systems.”


This is another event that Ascent hopes to attend, schedule willing. This conference targets mental health professionals, peer-support specialists, psychiatric hospital staff and development disability professionals. This event will give people a better understanding of how trauma can affect the well being of individuals. We hope you can join us!


Events like these continue to progress the conversation around addiction and mental health, which is why we’re glad more of them continue to form. Let us know if there are any other events in Ohio–or across the country–that you plan on attending this year regarding addiction and/or mental health. We look forward to informing more and more people around the country about Ascent, and hopefully we’ll meet you soon. For more information, you can visit our website Ascent.org or contact us at wfoley@ascent.org. You can purchase the Ascent solution at the Ascent Store.

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