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.

What Parents Need to Know this Holiday Season

What’s meant to be a joy-filled season with family and friends can become a time of overwhelming stress. Take a few moments to click on the links below to learn more about how to help make this holiday season the best yet for those you love.


Know How to Reduce Holiday Stress


Know How to Keep it Safe this Holiday Season


Know!, a program of Prevention Action Alliance, gives the parents and caregivers of middle school-age kids the education, strategies, and empowerment they need to raise children who are healthy as well as alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free.




Tips for Coping with Holiday Anxiety

The holidays are right around the corner.   Here are several tips developed by the Mayo Clinic to help individuals deal with holiday-related stress and depression:

·    Don’t do the same old thing. Feeling overwhelmed by hosting the holiday dinner? Change things up! Suggest other options, like having someone else host this year or going to a restaurant.

·    Don’t expect miracles. Sometimes anxiety stems from a history or family conflict. Don’t pin your happy time on resolving all of the problems of the past in one day. Focus on your own happiness during the day and tackle the family issues at another time.

·    Don’t worry about how things should be. We can sometimes compare ourselves to those Norman Rockwell images of the perfect Thanksgiving. But most times, it’s not perfect. Things can happen. Don’t deny your negative feelings if they happen. It’s OK to feel it.

For other coping tips, visit the Mayo Clinic website.  Curious about signs of anxiety? If you or someone you know needs help with depression, anxiety or any mental health concern, call the Clermont County SAVE line at 528-SAVE.   The free SAVE line is staffed by mental health professionals 24/7.  You can also use the Ohio Crisis Text Line by messaging “4hope“ to 741 741.

How Do You Know if You Have a Substance Use Problem?

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.

Mike DeWine Declares Heroin Epidemic

“A Human Tragedy of Epic Proportion”

Click  here to read Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s take on the heroin and opiate epidemic.

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 June include:


2017 Opiate Conference

Addiction Treatment Waitlist Law Takes Effect July 1

Peer Recovery Support Conference


Ohio Trio Completes Ohio River Journey to Raise Funds for Suicide Prevention