Mental Health Recovery Board September 2021 Newsletter

August 31, 2021





eNews for September 2021



Crisis Hotline: 877 695-NEED (6333)

Crisis Text Line: text '4hope' to 741741



Mental Health levy on the ballot in November


On Tuesday, November 2nd, voters in Warren and Clinton Counties will be asked to approve a renewal of the mental health levy for five years. To help us achieve a positive result, we need your help!


Yard signs and other materials will soon be available for you. Watch your email for details on how to get your sign and other ways you can help, such as talking with your neighbors and friends about the importance of the levy. For more information visit and share widely!



First Responder Appreciation Week Sept. 20-26


For several years MHRB has joined boards across Ohio to say "thank you" to first responders in some special way. This year, we are involving the community in our appreciation event by asking residents to help us by completing a postcard with a message of thanks.


Postcards will be available at several area libraries (see our website for details). The cards will be available from September 13-24 at or near checkout desks along with pens and a collection box. Please write a thank you message to the police, fire, EMS, or other first responders in your community. MHRB will collect them and deliver to each agency during First Responder Appreciation Week.


Alternatively, area residents can also send a message of thanks using the form on our website.


Many thanks to the first responders who help to keep us safe!



NaloxBox installed at Franklin Fire


with the help of a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Health, MHRB has acquired a NaloxBox to help reduce opiate-related overdose deaths.


The box, which will hold doses of Narcan available to anyone needing it, has been installed at the Franklin Fire Department on East 4th Street. Franklin was selected because of the high number of overdose deaths there in recent years. MHRB hopes to find more locations for additional NaloxBoxes as funding becomes available.



Mental Health focus: Men's stress


Everyone experiences stress in their lives. We deal with stress at home or at work, even in our social interactions.


Men are not immune to the stresses of everyday life. There is some evidence that men and women have different responses to stress. For example, men sometimes react to stress with higher levels of aggression or unhealthy coping behaviors.


Learn to recognize stress in men and help use coping mechanisms to deal with it before it becomes unhealthy.



Addiction focus: The Power of Recovery


September is Recovery Month across the country, a time to celebrate the resilience of people working through addiction issues and on the process of recovery.


There are many powerful examples of recovery locally, and across the state and country. You can read a few of them in the article "Six Inspiring Stories of Recovery from Heroin Addiction", as well as one local counselor's own story.


If you or a client has a recovery story to share, pleas contact John Cummings, MHRB Deputy Director of Communications.



Online assessments: Anonymous and Impactful


We all feel down or anxious from time to time. But when those feelings last more than a day or two, or they start affecting your everyday life, it could be something that needs a little extra help to get through.


So, how do you know to find help? Through an anonymous assessment, of course. Our online options range from depression and anxiety to substance use disorders, eating disorders, and more. Give one a try today!



Want to know more about mental health or addiction?

MHRBWCC's Speaker Bureau can help!


Mental health and addiction cover a LOT of ground, from specific illnesses to treatment and prevention options to recovery supports. The MHRBWCC Speakers Bureau can provide staff or board members to talk about most any topic related to mental health and addiction. If your organization or group would like to learn more about subjects within the mental health and addiction field, give us a call at (513) 695-1695 or complete this form. We look forward to talking with you!







When you need to talk but can't make a call:

Use the Crisis Text Line


Crises aren't "9 to 5" happenings. They sometimes come on when it's not easy to pick up a phone and call someone.


But you can text for help at any time! Chat with a trained person by texting "4hope" to 741741. That person will help you de-escalate and can offer information about local resources where you can find in-person help if needed.


The Crisis Text Line is always there for you, 24/7. Just send a message!

Thank You To Our Major Sponsors