Due to Ohio’s developing re-opening provisions, registration for Syntero’s Youth Summer Groups has been postponed, but we are still preparing to provide services for youth in grades K-12 this summer. Groups will provide students with a wide array of skills, including self-regulation, anger management, mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness. Franklin County groups are free for any students from Dublin, Grandview, Hilliard and Upper Arlington School Districts. Click here to view the summer group flyer with the complete list of group topics and descriptions. Syntero Summer Prevention Programming is made possible by community funded levy dollars as distributed by the ADAMH Board of Franklin County.
In the latest edition of Syntero Beat, Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi reviews Syntero’s ongoing plan to provide services for new and existing clients during the COVID-19 crisis through Telehealth phone and video conferencing services, as well as innovative ways the agency ensures staff members receive support during this time. The newsletter also includes an announcement about an exciting new service offering for first responders. Click here to read the newsletter, and subscribe at www.syntero.org/subscribe.
These are uncertain and stressful times for everyone. Isolation and physical distancing from our friends and family, has resulted in many drinking more alcohol and experimenting with drugs to cope with fear, depression and boredom. Please check in on those you love! Request free Naloxone by mail at columbus.gov/cfcap, and always call 911 when someone is experiencing an overdose. Click here to learn more about Syntero’s Substance Use Disorder Telehealth services or contact our Intake Department at 614.889.5722 ext 133.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, learn and play, as Ohioans follow Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order. Feelings of uncertainty and ongoing adjustments to a new way of life, even temporarily, can have a significant impact on mental health. In a recent episode of Dublin News Now: Maintaining Mental Wellness, Syntero Chief Clinical Officer Sara Harrison-Mills, MSW, LISW-S discusses ways to stay virtually connected, concerns about substance abuse, when to seek help and ways to cure cabin fever while adjusting to life at home.
“I think it’s really important to remember that following the Stay at Home order is the best thing we can do to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe. There’s lot of ways to manage cabin fever.Continue reading “How to Maintain Mental Wellness During Stay at Home Order”
Syntero has collaborative partnerships with primary care providers to provide integrated care for shared clients through increased communication, shared outcomes and care coordination. Integrating mental health, substance use and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.
Syntero is pleased to announce a new partnership with Genoa Healthcare, our on-site pharmacy provider. Genoa’s full-service pharmacy will enable Syntero clients to conveniently fill prescriptions on site, and even have prescriptions mailed at no cost. The pharmacy will be located at Syntero’s Dublin location, but is available for all Syntero clients. More information is available here.
A new segment of Syntero’s podcast, Syntero Speaks, is available. In the latest segment of Syntero Speaks, Older Adult Program Coordinator Victoria Alexander, MSW, LISW-S, shares her journey as a Syntero employee—beginning as an intern, then eventually transitioning to a management-level position. She also discusses the support and culture that attracted her to the organization. Lastly, Victoria explains how Syntero’s Older Adult program empowers older adults to live independent, full lives, and helps those living in isolation. Listen to Victoria’s story and past segments here.
Syntero’s Older Adult programs include mental health and substance use disorder counseling, caregiver consultation, intensive home-based outreach and specialized support groups for widows/widowers and those with low vision. Learn more about our Older Adult programs here.
Syntero also partners with the City of Dublin for Forever Dublin, which provides resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home. Syntero offers one-on-one appointments with navigators, and also provides a variety of education sessions for older adults and their caregivers about important topics such as Medicare, Social Security, technology, housing, care giving and transportation. To make an appointment with a navigator, call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Learn more about Forever Dublin here.