Thank you  for visiting the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board. Our website is designed to provide general information about the Board, links to the Board’s contract agencies in Clermont County providing prevention and treatment programs and services, and links to additional information about mental health and substance use disorders.

Mental Health & Recovery Board seeks new member

BATAVIA, Ohio — Clermont County residents who have an interest in assisting with the direction of local addiction and mental health services in the county are invited to contact the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB) about a volunteer position on its Board of Directors.

There is currently one vacancy on CCMHRB’s Board of Directors.

The Board of County Commissioners is responsible for appointing eight members of the Board. Those positions are filled or are in process.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) is responsible for appointing six Board members, with five of those positions filled or in process. Priorities for these OMHAS appointments are for a person who has received services for mental health issues or alcohol and/or drug use, a family member of someone who has had a mental health or addiction issue, or someone who is working or has worked in the mental health and addiction field, or who has been involved in advocating for mental health and/or alcohol/drug services. The Board currently has no persons appointed who have received services, so that is a priority for the open OMHAS-appointed position.

The selected individual will be part of a fourteen-member board representing a variety of interests, including professionals from the mental health and alcohol/drug fields, family members, individuals in recovery, and community representatives. The Board meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm; members also are involved periodically in committee meetings. Terms for Board members are four years, and a member can serve two terms.

CCMHRB is the local board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services. It is the county agency responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and funding all mental health and addiction services in the county provided through public dollars.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please send a letter of interest and a resume to CCMHRB at 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103 or by email to cknoblauch@ccmhrb.org. For more information, call the CCMHRB office at 513-732-5400.

Ohio Department of Health Declares Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak

America Addicted

PBS Newshour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the crisis. Read the entire series here.

Substance Abuse Resource Center

has opened Clermont County!!


Do you or a loved one need help with an addiction? Do you or a loved one need recovery support or assistance in navigating through the various treatment resources in and around our county? Are you new in your recovery and feel that you would benefit from some on-going recovery support? There’s a collaborative effort among local  grass root groups to help with the growing and overwhelming Heroin Epidemic in our county.

The Hope Center in Amelia opened Friday, September 16th, 2016 as a community resource center to assist individuals and their family members who seek recovery from the disease of addiction. In the beginning the Hope Center will be open from 10:00-12:00 on Fridays on a limited basis and will increase hours and days based on the demand.

The Hope Center is located at 4 Cecila Dr. Amelia, Ohio. Walk ins are welcome and appointments along with more information can be obtained from calling:

Mark (Smart Recovery) @ 513-405-3167

Claudia (LightShine Addiction Services) @ 513-512-7007.


Taking Charge of Your Mental Wellness Infographic

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a helpful infographic designed to help individuals take charge of their mental health and wellness. NAMI has created this infographic to highlight topics an individual should think about as they begin on the path to mental wellness.  The infographic provides individuals with information on finding the right specialist, making the first appointment, asking questions to specialists, and how to stay involved in maintaining wellness. To see the infographic, click hereClick here to get information on various mental health disorders.



Upcoming Meetings & Events:

Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss any of these events!  Don’t forget to check out our “Calendar” page to see what we’ve got scheduled!


CcmhlogOur Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Community members are more than welcome to attend!

The Opiate Task Force meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The meetings are now being held at the Sheriff’s Office at 4470 OH-222, Batavia, OH 45103.

Community members are more than welcome to attend!  Hope to see you there!




E-Updates, what are they?

Click on the links at the right side of this

page and you will find several discussion

items featured by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and

Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). 

For example, items in discussion for the month of November 2018 include:

  •  Director’s Memo: Medication-Assisted Treatment is the Standard of Care in Ohio
  •    County Board Executives Announce Retirement Plans
  •    2018 Winter Weather Alert  
  •    OACBHA Hosts Medical Marijuana Symposium for Clinicians and Prevention Professionals
  •    Lottery Tickets and Gambling Games Discouraged as Youth Stocking Stuffers

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