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May is Mental Health Month

This May, we're collaborating with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and RecoveryOhio to pay tribute to Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, May has been dedicated to fighting stigma, providing support to those who need it, and raising awareness for the millions impacted by mental illness. 💚 Learn more about the Ohio Department of Mental Health

Pinwheels for Prevention

Planting Pinwheels for Prevention. Child Abuse is Preventable. Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board attended the annual pinwheels for prevention at the old courthouse in Jefferson in honor of child abuse awareness month. Pictured left to right: Ashtabula County Commissioner Kathryn Whittington, Christy Fisher, Kaitie Hart, and Bridget Sherman all from the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery

Let Us Know How We Are Doing

Let us know how we are doing. The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is interested in obtaining feedback from persons we serve, their family members, our providers, and partners. Your anonymous feedback will help the Board build upon its strengths and improve its services. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey as your input will help

Celebrating 39 years of Service to Ashtabula County

Celebrating 39 years of Service to Ashtabula County Pictured above left to right: Commissioners; Casey Kozlowski, Kathryn Whittington, and J.P. Ducro. And Miriam Walton from Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Pictured above left to right: Commissioners; Casey Kozlowski, Kathryn Whittington, and J.P. Ducro. And Miriam Walton from Ashtabula County Mental Health

Prevention Spotlight

Prevention Spotlight-The Ashtabula County Children Services Board (ACCSB) is a family-oriented public resource mandated by law to help provide for the protection of children. As all children have the right to a safe, nurturing, stable home, our goal is to promote the development of strong, secure, and healthy individuals within a family. To do this, we support the provision of therapeutic,

Handle with Care Partners Meeting

Handle with Care Partners Meeting-The Ashtabula County Educational Service Center along with the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board presented the trauma- informed, cross systems, collaborative program, "Handle with Care. " The Partners meeting was held at the Ashtabula County Commissioners meeting room and started off with opening remarks by County Commissioner Kathryn Whittington. The meeting was attended by

MHRS Board receives 3-year Culture of Quality (CoQ) Certification

MHRS Board receives 3-year Culture of Quality (CoQ) Certification - At the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities January meeting, the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services (MHRS) Board was presented with a 3-year Culture of Quality (CoQ) Certification. The Culture of Quality Certification Program is a peer review process designed to improve the quality of the work of

Welcome New Employee Christy Fisher

Christy Fisher Director of Prevention and Community Engagement Christy Fisher began employment with the Ashtabula County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board in January 2024. She is a 2006 graduate of Kent State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Prior to her role with the Board, Christy was a Program Services Coordinator for Ashtabula County Community

Welcome our Newest Board Member

Joseph Owens Joseph Owens has committed the past 2-3 years of his life to giving back to the community, which has helped him through his hardships including homelessness and mental health. In the year 2021 he moved to Ashtabula County as someone who was homeless and seeking out solutions to his situations. After discovering a youth program called youthOPPORTUNITIES

December Prevention Spotlight! Matt Butler

December Prevention Spotlight! Matt Butler-Kent State University, Ashtabula This month's Prevention Spotlight is one of our partners at Kent State University-Ashtabula. Here is what the Program Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program, Matt Butler, has to say about his participation with the Ashtabula Co. Prevention Coalition: I've had the great honor to work with the Ashtabula County Prevention Coalition

The Ashtabula County MHRS Board Needs Assessment January 2023 Report

The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Environmental Context, Social Determinants of Health, Disparities and Needs Assessment January 2023 report is available in text and pdf format at https://www.ashtabulamhrs.org/ashtabula-county-needs-assessment-2023.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Information and Q&A

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org. 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.  988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code will be available to everyone across

For Immediate Release-Board Appoints New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Appoints Kaitie Park Hart as the New Executive Director. Ashtabula, OH – The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kaitie Hart as its new Executive Director effective March 1, 2024. In this role, Ms. Hart will lead the organization's

Hairy Facts. Men’s Health Awareness.

RESOURCES If you're worried about a man in your life, or someone you care about take an online, anonymous behavioral health screening at https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/ashtabula-county-mhrs. Browse our website for Ashtabula County resources. https://www.ashtabulamhrs.org Starting conversations with men who are struggling may seem daunting. But getting them to open up can be easier with practice. Start a

Why Person First Language Matters

Reducing Stigma. One way we can all work toward reducing stigma starts with the language used around substance use and mental health disorders. Sometimes the language we use can inadvertently affect people with substance use and mental health disorders. When language is changed to a person-first language it becomes hopeful, recovery-focused, and community-centered. We can all do something to encourage

Treatment Works. People Recover.

Ashtabula County Mom shares her story about the impact of addiction on her family and how Ashtabula County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board provided the tools to help them break the cycle of addiction.

It’s Better With You Here

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation teamed up with Canvaas Consulting to encourage those in the black community to share their stories and start a conversation about mental health wellness. We encourage you to visit the site, share your story, and share resources for others. For more information, visit https://www.withyouhere.org/ to learn how you can help.

Words Matter Questionnaire

Words Matter Video. From Matt Butler September 15th, 2023. The words that are spoken to us can impact us in a multitude of ways, especially when it comes to seeking Mental Health or Substance Use Treatment. We are looking for individuals who are willing to share the words that helped or

Reframing Language- Why changing our thinking, actions, and language matters.

Reframing Language- Why changing our thinking, actions, and language matters. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes. Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family

Family Pride Senior Support Services

Family Pride Senior Support Services There is no age limit on life. Let us help you make the most of it. At Family Pride, we help seniors maintain their independence, continue to be self-sufficient, and manage daily stress. Our services can be provided in the home and throughout the community. Senior Connections Fostering social connection Decreasing isolation and symptoms of

Community Partner in Prevention

The Ashtabula County Prevention Coalition would like to highlight Ashtabula County Community Action Agency as this month’s Community Partner in Prevention. Ashtabula County Community Action Agency's mission is to help people achieve self-sufficiency and to rise above issues of poverty, offering help with housing stability, providing information on resources through 2-1-1 Ashtabula County, offering nutritional services for young children and

Helping Our Young Children

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Helping Our Young Children It is important to talk to our children about their emotional health to help them understand their moods and feelings. There are simple ways to make this easy and part of our everyday conversations with our children. For example, help younger children name their emotions using simple words such as “I

Helping our older children and teens

May is Mental Health Month: Helping our older children and teens While it is important to talk early and often with our young children about emotional health, it is also important to continue those conversations as our children get older. Starting these conversations with our older children and teens may seem difficult. Here are some questions to start the conversation: What

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