Portage Path Behavioral Health News

Social Media Effects on Mental Health

Social media is one of the best ways to remain in contact with friends and family regardless of distance. It has proved to be one of the greatest innovations in communication in the past 10 years. But with all good things comes major drawbacks. Studies have found that...

Here’s Why You Should Prepare To Run Our 5K

Exercise is an important aspect of any healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. Exercise not only promotes a healthy body but did you know it can also be an important part of your mental health routine?   A meta-analysis study completed in 2021 found that of all...

What are Co-Occurring Disorders (Dual Diagnosis)?

What does Co-Occurring mean? Co-occurring disorder refers to having a co-existing mental illness and substance use disorder. Roughly 50% of people with a severe mental illness are affected by substance abuse at some point in their life. The combination of these two...

Portage Path Medical Director Retires

On June 23rd, Portage Path said goodbye to its Medical Director of nine years, Jeffrey Moore, MD. Dr. Moore spent 30 years in various leadership roles at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and added his role at Portage Path to the mix in 2013.  “The president of PPBH at...

Portage Path Celebrates 50 years

On May, 21st, 2022, Portage Path Behavioral Health (PPBH) celebrated 50 years with a celebration at Greystone in Akron. This celebration included 200 guests showing their support for the organization, some with monetary contributions through our auction, find-a-need,...

PPBH Celebrates 50 Years

April 5, 2022 (Akron, Ohio)-- Portage Path Behavioral Health is proud to celebrate 50 years of providing behavioral health care services to the people of Summit County. As Portage Path celebrates this milestone, the non-profit that serves 10,000 people a year...

PPBH Clinician Featured on Recovery Talks Podcast

Portage Path clinician Matt Ragan, LPCC, LICDC sat down with PPBH friend and musician Marc Lee Shannon for a deep dive into Dual Diagnosis treatment. What does it mean? What do we look for? How can family members help? Listen to find out! Recovery Talks; The Podcast -...

Portage Path Behavioral Health Awarded $2.3M SAMHSA Grant 

Akron, OH-  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has granted Akron-based Portage Path Behavioral Health $2,342,500 of federal funds over the next two years. These funds will enhance access to mental health and addiction services for...

PPBH President Featured on SLICED

Portage Path President joined Apple Growth Partners on their SLICED podcast to discuss mental health in the workplace. Check it out: https://www.applegrowth.com/ep92-shifting-the-focus-on-mental-health/ In today’s episode, Tracy Yaeger, PhD, from Portage Path...

Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Click on the link below to find out where you can get your COVID-19 Vaccination: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ Per the CDC, “COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.” For more CDC information on COVID-19 Vaccines, click on the...

Telehealth Requirement Update

An Update about your Portage Path telehealth services:  It is important that you are seen at least once annually In-Person. Please discuss with your treatment provider when the best time would be for you to attend an in-person appointment. Portage Path is currently...

PPBH Accepting Walk-Ins and In-Person Intakes Starting March 15th!

PPBH staff have participated in obtaining the COVID19 vaccine and we continue to provide safe environments for our clients, visitors, and staff. Wearing a mask, hand sanitizing and COVID screening is still required upon entering our facilities.   Beginning the week of...

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Pets are a great addition to any family. Whether taking the dog out for a walk or reading a good book with your cat, most pet owners see an improvement in their mental health after adopting an animal! Check out our friends over at the Summit County Animal Control and One of A Kind Pet Rescue to see what furry friends they have up for adoption! #mentalhealth #adoptapet ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our community sponsor Fin Feather Fur Outfitters for supporting Portage Paths' mission of providing quality mental health and suicide prevention resources throughout NE Ohio. ... See MoreSee Less
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The holiday season can bring a lot of stress. Remember that Portage Path is here to help you through your stress regardless of your ability to pay. Reach out to us at www.portagepath.org and see what we can do to help you! ... See MoreSee Less
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