Crisis Hotline: (419) 289-6111

Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

For Families and Children

A strong community is built on healthy families. MHRB is committed to connecting Ashland’s families to the best resources available.

Community Services

Many resources for families and children are available through the local Family and Children First Council. Visit the Ashland County Resource Page or contact Amy Frese, FCFC Coordinator, at 419.282.0000 ext. 5015 or by email at for more information.

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Reading for Resiliency

Through generous grant funding from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the Mental Health and Recovery Board recently placed almost 400 books and other resources at local libraries.
The project, titled “Reading for Resiliency” is focused on helping parents and children work together to build skills that will help them work through emotional and behavioral difficulties. Materials purchased through the grant are for various populations including children and adolescents grades K-12, parents, teachers, and other professionals.

All materials purchased are focused on introducing non-medication based approaches to handling behavioral and emotional challenges as well as offering hands on activities for parents and children to complete together.
Collections of Reading for Resiliency materials have been placed at the Ashland Public Library, Loudonville Public Library, and School/Community Liaison Library.

Some titles in the Reading for Resiliency libraries include:

  • Don't Pop Your Cork on Monday
  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens
  • Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teems Overcome Depression
  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares
  • I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad: A Workbook
  • Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach
  • Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents            
  • No Child Left Different (Childhood in America)

For more information about this collection and a complete list of books and DVDs available at these locations, contact the Mental Health and Recovery Board at


Area Support Groups 

Parents Grief Support Group

This is a community support group for parents grieving the death of a child, regardless of age, from prenatal to adult.

A safe environment will be provided to express thoughts and feelings, explore strategies for coping with the loss, and learn about the grief process.

Hospice House, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805

Call (419) 281-7107 (Kailey Bradley, MA, LPC) for more information.

See Hospice Calendar Here.

See Hospice Calendar Here.

Al-A-Teen Support Group

This group is dedicated to teens coping with someone else's drinking.

 Time:Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
 Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center, Ashland, OH 44805
 Phone: Call (419) 289-2126 for more information


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


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