MHRS has partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to bring you the statewide Crisis Text Line. This free, confidential service is available to anyone with a mobile device. Text "4hope" to 741741 to get started.
We are excited to offer online screenings for some common mental health disorders. To learn more, or to complete a screening click here!
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MHRS is your local board of mental health and addiction services for Warren and Clinton Counties. We work with many community agencies to offer mental health, addiction, prevention, and wellness services that help individuals and families recover and live their lives, contribute to their communities, and be as productive as possible.
If you're like many people preparing for this Thanksgiving holiday, right about now you're checking your menu over and over again. All the pieces are there: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole (OK - that's a holiday staple at my house!), and all the fixings for a great finish with pumpkin pie.
It's quite a bounty! The feast will certainly be festive.
But it's what we give thanks for this time each year that matters the most, I think. For the men and women MHRS serves through our contract providers, there's a lot for which they give thanks. See if it matches anything that you are thinking of right now:
"Sobriety, Clean Acres, family, freedom, second chance and (Alcoholics Anonymous)."
"Having a new way to live."
"My freedom and being alive."
"Being in recovery housing to learn how to live without substances."
"I am thankful that Compeer has provided the opportunity for me to meet individuals to hang out with that are familiar with mental illness."
In those words, there is hope. There is healing. And there is real gratitude for a new chance at living a life that promises good things. For many of them, getting to this day may have been a real struggle. Wrestling with mental illness or addiction is not easy. But when they want it, recovery makes this holiday even sweeter.
We wish you all the bounty and blessings of love and togetherness that Thanksgiving can bring!read more …