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Stress Management Group in East Palestine


Stress can happen to anyone. And while the fear and uncertainty many might be feeling the aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine may be normal, acknowledging those feelings before they become an issue is important.

When stress is frequent and intense, it can strain your body and make it impossible to function. Finding effective ways to deal with stress is crucial to living well.

.For those who would like more information about dealing with stress, a Stress Management Support Group will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday from  April 18 through June 20 at the East Palestine First United Presbyterian Church, 109 Rebecca Street. Clinician Vicki Ritterspach, LPCC, and Paige Fortner plan to to create a safe space for residents of East Palestine to explore the stress they’re feeling and provide practical tools to move forward with a little more peace each day. 

These meetings are open to the public and are offered free of charge by the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, through an Emergency Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For more information, call 330-424-0195.

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