In an effort to raise awareness and improve mental health, the Four County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental health services, (ADAMhs) Board has awarded the four county area health departments, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties $250,000 to implement a mental wellness communications campaign. This funding will be utilized in the four county area to increase the community’s understanding of what mental health means, how to be mentally well, and how to maintain that wellness.
The four county area health departments have begun a mass media campaign utilizing various sources of advertising to promote mental health messages across the four county area including social media campaigns, billboards, radio, movie theaters, and print advertising, such as newspapers. The campaign will focus on simple ways you can improve your mental wellness every day. For example, not only is exercise good for your body but it is also good for you mind. Physical activity releases endorphins, or hormones, which make the body and mind feel good. It can also provide some stress release. You may have already seen or heard some of these helpful hints on a billboard or on the radio.