Network Provider Guide Crisis Text Line Online Mental Health Screenings-Warren County-Clinton County


MHRS Network Provider Guide

Looking for help? Check out our Network Provider Guide for agencies ready to listen and help you find the best road to recovery.

Crisis Text Line

 

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.

 

Online Screenings for Mental Health

 

We are excited to offer online screenings for some common mental health disorders. To learn more, or to complete a screening click here!

Welcome!

MHRS is the local board of mental health and addiction services for Warren and Clinton Counties. We work with many community agencies to offer mental health, addiction, and prevention services that help individuals and families recover from addiction and mental illness to live their lives, contribute to their communities, and be as productive as possible.

 

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Mindfulness - A Tune-up for Your Mind and Body 

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Experts recommend mindfulness for everything from  maximizing workouts to managing anxiety. But, you may wonder, what exactly  is mindfulness and how does one practice it? 
 
Like a car that needs regular maintenance to run well, the mind works better with regular mindfulness maintenance. The vast majority of us hurdle through our days on cruise control, constantly bombarded by stressful thoughts and innumerable distractions. By taking just a few minutes each day in mindfulness, we can reset the mind's electrical circuits, gain insight into why our engines are sputtering, and apply small mental tune-ups that increase health and happiness. 
 
The practice of mindfulness involves maintaining a moment-to-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings and physical experiences. It can be done lying down, seated or even moving. For example, when walking mindfully, you focus on the feeling of your feet  touching the ground, the air on your face, the sights  around  you, and the sounds you hear. You notice thoughts that come and let them pass. You notice the emotions that arise, and let them pass.  
 
Mindfulness can be a good way for someone to begin exploration of meditation, as it does not require that you completely "clear" the mind. Instead, you focus more carefully on whatever you are doing,  and that focus can take you out of feelings of anxiety and put you in a calmer state. With long-term practice, you can learn to dis-identify with your thoughts and worries and find a more consistent sense of peace.  
 
If your negative feelings seem beyond what mindfulness has to offer, we offer a screening at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/mhrswcc.   

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