COVID-19 - Ashland County MHRB

For resources to manage COVID-19 stress, view our COVID-19 Resources.

Crisis Hotline: (419) 289-6111

Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Updates about COVID-19


current updates for ashland county

For current information and updates please visit the Ashland County Health Department's website.



Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak - World Health Organization

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world.

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.  Read more here.

Your Recovery is Important:  Virtual Recovery Resources describes resources that can be used to support recovery using distance technology

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Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Get Coronavirus information from Ohio Department of Health, a trusted source Read more here.


A Resource Guide for Ohioans with Disabilities: How to Stay Healthy and Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis

Read this piece by Dr. Diana Spore about the importance of staying in touch with our seniors.  Just because keeping a physical distance is important during this crisis, that doesn't mean we should isolate seniors from caring contacts. Read more here. 

Box Breathing to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

 Breathing exercises are a great way to relax.  It's useful not only for stress management but also for reducing blood pressure and minimizing hypertension as well.  Box Breathing, also knows as four-square breathing, is a type of breathing exercise that involves inhaling to a count of four, holding air in your lungs for a count of four before exhaling to a count of four, holding your lungs empty for a four-count and then beginning the pattern again.  Our friends at the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Board created this simple YouTube Video that will help.  Additional information about breathing exercises Read more here.

SAMHSA - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health - Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

What Is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled.  Read more here.


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