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Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties is committed to helping you find a quality service provider quickly and conveniently. Use the tool below to review and refine your search results.
Questions about seeking help:
While inpatient treatment is one option, it is not always necessary. The first step to finding the right level of care for yourself or your loved one is to get an assessment from a licensed and credentialed person. All of our contract care providers can provide assessments and recommendations. Please reach out to them directly to schedule an appointment. When not an emergency, you may want to begin by calling your insurance provider, if you have one. They should be able to provide you recommendations of treatment that is covered under your plan. We encourage you to be persistent and to stay on the phone until you reach a live person to ensure that you get all your questions answered.
MHRB ensures that help is always available to residents in Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties. We suggest the following resources for crisis situations:
Country-wide emergency number: 911
Clark County crisis line: 937-399-9500
Madison County crisis line: 740-852-6256
Greene County crisis line: 937-376-8701
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: text 4hope to 741-741 to reach a trained crisis counselor
Since MHRB does not provide direct services like counseling or medication assisted treatment, we do not take insurance. Instead, we ensure that all residents have access to quality mental health and substance use services, regardless of their income or ability to pay. If you have health insurance, please contact your provider directly for information about coverage. We encourage you to be persistent and to stay on the phone until you reach a live person to ensure that you get all of your questions answered. View our sliding fee scale here.
Yes. MHRB makes sure that services are available for everybody and every family in Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties, regardless of income or ability to pay. All MHRB contract care providers use the attached sliding fee scale.
Prenatal care is critical for all families. Contact your provider directly to find out their policy on treatment during pregnancy. In Greene County, contact TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc. In Madison County, contact Mental Health Services, and in Clark County contact McKinley Hall, Inc.
While you cannot force someone to seek help before they are ready, it is important to know that you can seek care for yourself. You are not alone and might want to consider finding support at NAMI’s Family-to-Family program, Families of Addicts, The Hope Spot, or at faith-based organizations. If you’d like further information, please contact MHRB directly at 937-322-0648.
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. If you are more comfortable with texting, you can text “4HOPE” to 741-741 for free, confidential support from a live, trained crisis counselor in Ohio.
According to Ohio Revised Code, Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties is empowered to investigate complaints concerning abuse or neglect of individuals receiving services in our board area. We are committed to facilitating quality care and upholding the rights of those who connect with the care community. That’s why we’re here to help you resolve any complaints or grievances.
If you have concerns about client rights or allegations of abuse or neglect, please follow the steps below.
Contact the client rights officer at the organization you are experiencing trouble with. Client rights officers for MHRB contract care providers are listed below:
Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County
Jaime Lennon, 937-376-8526 x 108
Greene County Educational Services Center
Dr. Tim Callahan, 937-767-1303 x 127
Melissa Walters, 937-562-5084
Housing Solutions of Greene County, Inc.
Dawn Hawks, 937-376-7810
Matt Talbot House
Kelly Binegar, 937-328-5300 x 109
Mental Health Services (Clark and Madison Counties)
Valarie Jenkins, 937-399-9500
NAMI of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties
George Dustin Combs
Oesterlen Services for Youth
Angela Copes, 937-399-6101
Julie Rose, 937-328-5308 x 202
Rocking Horse Center
Nikki Harris, 937-324-1111 x 139
Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority
TCN Behavioral Health Services
Stacey Gough, 937-306-1209
United Senior Services
Maureen Fagans, 937-323-4948
Denise Donnelly, 937-325-5564 x 113
Women’s Recovery Center
Michele Cox, 937-562-2406
Suicide is tragic, yet often preventable, and MHRB works daily to help reduce deaths by suicide and to support survivors of suicide loss. Want to help us? Request a free Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training or join one of our local suicide prevention coalitions: Clark County Suicide Prevention Coalition; Greene County Suicide Prevention Coalition; Madison County We CARE Coalition.
How do you know if someone is thinking of suicide?
Most individuals who die by suicide show signs of distress. These signs can be detected through direct statements about suicide, indirect statements, significant changes in behavior and in response to recent life events. It is important to understand that there is not “one reason” why someone decides to end his or her life. Suicide is a complex issue with many underlying causes.
Things people might say:
- I’m going to kill myself/end it all
- If [insert actions], I’ll kill myself
- I wish I were dead
- [Insert person or people] would be better off without me
- I can’t go on/want to quit
- You won’t have to worry about me much longer
- Who cares if I die?
- I’m not needed anymore
Things people might do:
- Planning for death, like making or changing a will and/or life insurance policies, making funeral arrangements, or giving things away out of the blue
- Buying a gun, collecting pills, or seeking other means
- Increased use of alcohol and/or drugs
- Showing sudden changes in behavior, like episodes of anger or having conflict with others
- Having prior suicide attempts
- Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide, when out of the ordinary
- Visiting the doctor without any physical issues
Potential warning signs:
- Sudden break up, separation, or divorce
- Unwanted recent changes, like moving or experiencing a loss of freedom
- Loss of loved one (especially if sudden or by suicide) or therapist
- Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness
- Financial troubles
If these signs sound familiar, it’s time to take action. Here’s how you can help:
- Take any signs seriously, especially if the person has a plan or access to weapons
- Ask the person directly whether they are thinking of suicide. Ask if they have a plan. Asking these questions does NOT increase risk.
- Listen carefully and let the person know that you care
- Try to convince the person to get help and connect them to resources
- Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
It’s important to act quickly if you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts. People don’t always plan to die by suicide before they act on it. A person is experiencing emotional pain and his or her judgment is impaired. Because of the role that impulsivity plays in suicide, it is critical for you to intervene as soon as possible.
For more information, visit the following resources or contact MHRB:
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Association of Suicidology, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Losing someone to suicide or overdose can be traumatic and emotionally exhausting. Know that you’re not alone. Learn more about resources for grief here.
To learn more about local resources for grief counseling or support groups, contact MHRB at 937-322-0648.
When a family member, close friend, or even just an acquaintance is suffering from a mental illness and/or addiction, you may find yourself at a loss for what to say or how to help. Know that you’re not alone.
These simple steps will help you to open the doors to communication with the individual, show your support, and find clarity in the challenging situation.
- If possible, talk when they’re sober so that they can fully comprehend what you’re saying and actively participate in the conversation.
- Acknowledge their disease and give examples of how you’ve witnessed the negative impact it’s had on their life firsthand.
- Show love and support but set boundaries for your relationship so that you’re not enabling their behavior (i.e., know that it’s ok to choose not to be around them when they’re using drugs).
- Be as clear and consistent as possible in your conversations (i.e. “I’m angry at the disease, not you.”) to avoid confusion when their cognitive abilities may not be fully functioning.
- Support their recovery and help them find resources but know that the road to recovery will be a long one for all parties involved. Your support can make all the difference!
Signs of an opioid overdose:
- Trouble breathing
- Cold, clammy, or blue skin
- Constricted (small) pupils
How to help:
- Call 911 immediately
- Stay with the person until help arrives
- If the person is unconscious, place them on their side
- If necessary, give rescue breathing
Deaths Avoided With Naloxone.
Naloxone, commonly called Narcan, is a nasal spray used to reverse overdoses caused by opioids (i.e., heroin, fentanyl, or prescription pain medications). Find your local Project DAWN site here.
Local sites can help you to recognize signs of overdose, learn how to
respond, and give you Naloxone kits free of charge.