ADAMH Thanks Frontline Heroes During Week of Appreciation
The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board wants to show their appreciation for the first responders of Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike, and Ross counties for being our Frontline Heroes. These Frontline Heroes include individuals providing treatment in our emergency rooms, as well as law enforcement personnel and EMS. They tirelessly work to help keep our communities safe and to help those struggling with mental illness and addiction get the services that they need. Their strength, dedication, and care are greatly appreciated.
Along with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, we are setting the week of September 20th through the 26th aside as a Week of Appreciation to honor these Frontline Heroes. As a personal thanks from us to them, we have delivered to their front doors insulated tumblers with our thanks.
“We sponsored this annual Week of Appreciation because we see every day the difficulty and pain so many of our front-line fighters face as they work to help individuals in need. COVID-19 has only added to their already stressful work environment. The positive impact that recovery can have on individuals, families, job growth, community safety, and overall economic development cannot be overstated,” stated Board Executive Director Penny Dehner. “Treatment Works and People Recover. Saving individuals and helping to open the door to recovery for those living in our Board region who need treatment services and supports is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Our community will be stronger for it,” concluded Dehner.