About MHRB - Ashland County MHRB

Crisis Hotline: (419) 289-6111

Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

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Who We Are

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.

Meet the Board Meet the MHRB Staff

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.


In healthcare, as in other fields, it is helpful to orient programs and services around an integrated and cohesive framework of values and principles. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County has adopted a framework by which programs are prioritized, developed, funded and evaluated. This framework, referred to as the Three Legs of the Stool, is comprised of three distinct but related sets of principles and values: Recovery, Trauma-Informed Care and Medication Optimization.  This framework has been updated and named, "Our Human Community: Mental Health & Addiction Recovery in Ashland County, Ohio"  The full version can be found HERE and an executive summary HERE.

Together, these three sets of values provide an integrated and evidence-based framework upon which we can build a recovery-oriented system of care. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County and our community are not satisfied with the status quo of community mental health care and seek opportunities to influence policy and practice to better align with the Three-Legs philosophy.

This document describes the Three-Legs philosophy and related resources. Download here

Informational resources that support and inform the main tenets of the Three-Legs philosophy are available on this site. Follow the links below to read more:

Trauma-Informed Care

Recovery & Resiliency

Medication Optimization

Board's Notice of Privacy Practices - Download a Copy 

Board's Authorization for Disclosure - Download a Copy

Board's Client Rights Officer:  Ashley Ackerman, MS, LPC, NCC (aackerman@ashlandmhrb.org)

Board Client Rights and Grievance Procedure in Ohio Administrative Code - Download

Board's Bi-Annual Community Plan - Download

How We Work

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 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. 


Need Immediate Help?

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

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Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

1605 CR 1095, Ashland, OH 44805
Office: (419) 281-3139
Fax: (419) 281-4988
Crisis : (419) 289-6111

Email:  ashmhrb@ashlandmhrb.org

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