Mental Health & Recovery Board
With 21 member agencies throughout the three-county area, the Mental Health & Recovery Board is well positioned to provide all citizens of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties convenient access to the mental health, alcohol and other drug addiction treatment, prevention and support services they need. MHRB and its member agencies are committed to providing the community with the highest quality of care.
Current News & Information
- Update - Notice of Privacy Practices
- Expansion Passes, OACBHA Recognizes Advocates
- Behavioral Health Levy Results
- November BH e-Update
24 - Hour Crisis Services:
Mental Health Services
Clark County - 937-399-9500
TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Greene County - 937-376-8701
Mental Health & Alcohol/Drug Services
Madison County - 740-852-6256
Mental Health Awareness
Millions of Americans live with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders. Treatment options include medication and psychotherapy. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/default.htm
Beating the Holiday Blues
As we approach Thanksgiving, we're starting a five-week period called "the holidays." We're supposed to look forward to the holidays and hope that they will be a time of happiness, friendliness, fellowship, and harmony.
We face ongoing challenges in 2013. We will need to run a levy campaign in Clark County. I will ask the Board to make a recommendation to the Clark County Commissioners regarding placing a renewal or replacement levy on the November ballot. Levies provide about 70% of our revenue, so every levy is critically important. If we are going to continue our efforts around prevention and community engagement we will need to increase our investment. I will discuss with the Executive Committee a plan to increase our ability to focus on community engagement, prevention, coalition building, and program evaluation. If the Executive Committee approves the plan it will be presented to the full Board for discussion and action. This will occur in the spring for potential implementation at the start of the new fiscal year.
Public awareness is always a challenge. I recently was interviewed by WYSO Radio for their weekend program. The link is included below. I also recently wrote a short essay related to the tragedy in Sandy Hook. The essay has been posted on our website and posted on Face Book, and sent directly to our state Department Directors. We are working with local newspapers, but as always it is difficult to get their attention.
2013 promises to be busy and challenging but I also believe there will be opportunities to make a significant and positive contribution to the citizens of Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties. Thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication.
Dr. Kent Youngman, CEO