Thank you and Welcome for visiting the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board. Our website is designed to provide general information about the Board, links to the Board’s contract agencies in Clermont County providing prevention and treatment programs and services, and links to additional information about mental health and substance use disorders.
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Do you or a loved one need help with an addiction? Do you or a loved one need recovery support or assistance in navigating through the various treatment resources in and around our county? Are you new in your recovery and feel that you would benefit from some on-going recovery support? There’s a collaborative effort among local grass root groups to help with the growing and overwhelming Heroin Epidemic in our county.
The Hope Center in Amelia will be opening on Friday, September 16th, 2016 as a community resource center to assist individuals and their family members who seek recovery from the disease of addiction. In the beginning the Hope Center will be open from 10:00-12:00 on Fridays on a limited basis and will increase hours and days based on the demand.
The Hope Center is located at 4 Cecila Dr. Amelia, Ohio. Walk ins are welcome and appointments along with more information can be obtained from calling:
Mark (Smart Recovery) @ 513-405-3167
Claudia (LightShine Addiction Services) @ 513-512-7007.
Taking Charge of Your Mental Wellness Infographic
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a helpful infographic designed to help individuals take charge of their mental health and wellness. NAMI has created this infographic to highlight topics an individual should think about as they begin on the path to mental wellness. The infographic provides individuals with information on finding the right specialist, making the first appointment, asking questions to specialists, and how to stay involved in maintaining wellness. To see the infographic, click here. Click here to get information on various mental health disorders.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss any of these events! Don’t forget to check out our “Calendar” page to see what we’ve got scheduled!
Time to remember.
Time to Act.
Mark your calendars for International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) on August 31, 2016. IOAD is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose, and to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Overdose Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose, while also spreading the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. For more information, visit http://www.overdoseday.com/.
September marks Suicide Prevention Month, an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of and action around suicide prevention. World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10, 2016) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11, 2016) represent opportunities for individuals and organizations in the United States and around the world to take part in efforts to save lives through suicide prevention and mental health promotion.
If you would like to get involved, the SPRC has put together a list of ideas for action to help. Please visit their website for more information.
On Wednesday, September 14th, The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host its 15th annual candlelight vigil to remember, honor, and cherish the lives of those individuals lost to suicide in Clermont County over the past year. Over five million living Americans have lost a close family member or friend to suicide. Anyone whose life has been touched by suicide is welcome to attend and pay tribute to their loved one. There will be a ceremonial lighting of candles, balloon release, and performance by West Clermont By-Request Choir. Refreshments will be provided following the vigil. Click on our calendar page for further details concerning the event. If you have any questions, contact Lee Ann Watson at 732-5400.
Community members are more than welcome to attend!
The Opiate Task Force meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Community members are more than welcome to attend!
E-Updates, what are they?
Click on the links at the right side of this
page and you will find several discussion
items featured by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
For example, items in discussion for the month of November include:
*SFY 2016 Criminal Justice-Behavioral Health Linkages
Grantees (news release, map and project descriptions)
*SFY 2016 Recovery Housing Grantees
(news release, map, list of recipients)
*2015 Forensic Conference and Howard H.
Sokolov Leadership Award Winner
Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery (OCAAR) has launched a fresh, new website. The new resource features information on advocacy, educational outreach, recovery support services, recovery resources, volunteer opportunities and more. You can find information about the 2016 Ohio Rally for Recovery slated for 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Ohio Statehouse, schedule an […]
In August 2015 the CDC and SAMHSA launched 1 Photo, 6 Words. #VetoViolence-an initiative that encouraged using social media to promote activities that prevent suicide. In late February 2016, a brief video was released featuring photos that suicide prevention professionals, public health practitioners, and others posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The video shows ways that […]