The Mental Health and Recovery Board (MHRB) wants you to know you’re not alone. Our board of 18 citizen volunteers represents the community of Ashland County.
We come from diverse backgrounds and are comprised of professionals, family members, people who have or are receiving services, advocates, and other community members.
The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, through a network of providers, ensures the availability and accessibility of quality services that support recovery for individuals with trauma, mental health challenges and/or drug/alcohol abuse and addictions.
To create an environment that brings hope and improves the quality of life for persons affected by trauma, mental health challenges and/or drug/alcohol abuse and addictions.
Everyone is entitled to live a quality life in our community. Services will incorporate our three-pronged framework emphasizing recovery, trauma informed care, and medication optimization. These principles will be used in prioritizing, developing, funding and evaluating programs to meet the needs of the community.
County boards are responsible to determine local needs, develop a community plan, set priorities, direct resources, and monitor services in their district. We at MHRB are proud to create integrated systems of care that are most responsive to the needs and desires of the local citizens.
Like all county boards, we do not provide direct clinical services, but rather purchase those services, primarily from local community agencies.
MHRB receives all state and federal funding available to Ashland County for mental health and addiction services.
In addition, we are authorized by the Ohio Revised Code to leverage a property tax (with the approval of the county commissioners and Ashland County voters) in order to provide local revenue for services.
Our Crisis Hotline and Crisis Text Line are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Hotline: 419.289.6111
Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741