People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol often believe that their choices and behavior doesn’t hurt anyone but them. This belief is compounded when the addict is also depressed and believes that no one cares about them anyway. As someone who loves an addict, you know, of course, that addiction is incredibly painful even [...]
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Big Elephant Community Outreach Director, Ron Stupka and Program Director, Bill Bowler, LICDC, LPC joined Mr. Hal Steinhart on his radio show to help spread the message of hope. Out after a challenging life growing up as a child in Northeastern Ohio, Hal Steinhart had additionally gone through even more struggles as an adult. When [...]
Contact: Ron Stupka, Community Relations Director Company: Big Elephant Website: http://www.bigelephant.org Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. No.: (440)-941-2349 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Elephant Growing Hope for the Holidays Program at the Library Big Elephant is hosting “Growing Hope for the Holidays” #letstalkaboutit” – A mental health checkup to help keep our sanity during the busy holiday [...]
Contact: Ron Stupka, Community Relations Director Company: Big Elephant Website: http://www.bigelephant.org Email Address: email@example.com Tel. No.: (440)-941-2349 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STIGMA Art Exhibit Coming to the Nada Bar in July The STIGMA Art Exhibit - Misconceptions of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders will be making its way to Cleveland this July, 2015. Co-directed and [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April, 2015 Ron Stupka, Community Relations Director Big Elephant Young People in Recovery Gather for Spring Sober and Clean Big Elephant and Young People in Recovery sponsor the First Annual Spring Sober and Clean to promote the beauty of recovery. Cleveland, OH: The members of the local Chapter of YPR are partnering [...]
By CHRISSY KADLECK Published: January 24, 2015 4:30 AM There's a new elephant in the room designed to get people talking about behavioral health and bring an end to the stigma of addiction and mental health issues. Meet Big Elephant — a Northeast Ohio nonprofit created last year as a response to the challenges one [...]
Helping Loved Ones of those Suffering from Behavioral Health Problems The recently released "When the Shoe Drops" Kindle Book was written to help those who are struggling to come to terms with someone else’s mental health or substance abuse problems. Entire families are affected when a loved one is struggling with mental health and/or substance [...]
Let’s look at addictive disease from the family point of view: The word crisis comes to mind. We look for help when we are in trouble. Crisis though can lead to a destructive path that further divides family and friends. When we are unprepared we tend to react without a plan and with no direction [...]
The most important thing you can do if you think someone might want to commit suicide is to take that person very seriously if they attempt to talk to you about it. Keep in mind that not everyone who feels suicidal will talk about it. In this case, know the warning signs. S.A.V.E.: Helping Someone [...]
The Big Elephant team, joined by Young People in Recovery, are recruiting team members to join them on September 20, 2014 to help support the NAMI Cause with a 5K walk. August 14, 2014, Cleveland, OH. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has been hard at work since 1979 to build better lives for [...]