About Us

Who We Are

We all have our good days and tough days. And then there are times when, for some of us, the tough days go on and on - maybe because of clinical depression, anxiety, phobias, some other mental health issue, or addiction.

It's for the people who want to overcome those issues that we are here. Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRS) is the local board of mental health and addiction services, one of 51 boards across Ohio. Our job as outlined by the Ohio Revised Code is to plan, fund, monitor, and evaluate services and programs for people seeking help, and to promote the benefits of treatment and recovery.

While we don't deliver direct services, we do ensure the provider agencies that we contract with offer quality, accessible services and programs for area residents.

MHRS Mission

To share hope and caring to achieve recovery from mental illness, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Our expectations for recovery include the acquisition of meaningful roles, sobriety, healthy relationships with friends and family, and a joyful life.

Our system supports communities in Clinton and Warren Counties as they respond to behavioral health issues through prevention, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and asset building services.



We will set the standard for excellence in delivering behavioral healthcare. Everyone who provides or receives services in the MHRS system will:

  • actively engage their talents to promote the common vision of recovery
  • anticipate and respond to the emerging needs of our community
  • offer or accept services wherever people live, work, or play
  • demonstrate abilities exceeding local, state, and national standards


We believe in a stated system of standards and values consistent with professional conduct delivered with compassion and respect. 

  • Good stewardship.  We believe that we are responsible to the general community for providing quality services relevant to the needs of service customers. 
  • A foundation of integrity.  Our integrity is expressed through our commitment to be open and honest with our community, employees and our customers.  
  • Investment in our employees.  We promote continuous efforts to learn, improve and implement best practices to better address the needs of our customers. 
  • Interdependence of providers.  Our providers are interdependent, each with an integral part to play in the recovery of our customers.  What we provide together is greater than that which any of us can provide alone. 
  • A new vision of communities.  We believe that communities should be characterized by tolerance, appreciation of diversity, creativity and adaptability to the emerging and changing needs of its members.

Our History

MHRS was formed in 1969, after Ohio lawmakers passed legislation creating community mental health boards. Over the years, MHRS and other boards received additional responsibilities, forming what are known now as alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services (ADAMHS) boards.

Today, MHRS works alongside contracted provider agencies to ensure that strong mental health and addiction services are available for residents who need them. We conduct research into community needs; plan, fund, and evaluate the services and programs that agencies provide; and monitor the outcomes of those services so that our communities remain strong and good places to live, work, and play.