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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.


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In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agricultural Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs)

 

 

THANK YOU CLERMONT COUNTY

We wanted to express our EXTREME gratitude to Clermont County residents for passing our renewal levy. We remain committed to serving the county efficiently and effectively. THANK YOU CLERMONT COUNTY!!!!


COVID-19

 

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please visit the Clermont County Public Health website at Clermont County Public Health (ccphohio.org)

For Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services:

Help is available!

Our treatment agencies are still providing services. If you are in crisis, please call:
528-SAVE
24/7

Child Focus, Inc. 513- ​​752-1555 ​Children’s Mental Health Services
Clermont Recovery Center 513- ​735-8100​ Substance Use Treatment for Adults and Adolescents
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral ​ Health Services 513-947-7000​ Adult Mental Health Services

If you need to reach the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, you can send an email via our website (ccmhrb.com) or leave a message at 513-732-5400.

During this time when people are checking temperature, monitoring for coughs and other respiratory symptoms, it is important to also remember to take care of your mental health! Your mental wellness and self-care are vital during this stressful time!
A little anxiety is likely during something as stressful as a pandemic. Here are some ideas to help that anxiety from accelerating into something that impacts your everyday life:
1. Practice self-care through breathing and relaxation. Take a few minutes every day to take some deep breaths and think positive thoughts.
2. Stay connected. You can safely connect through social media, texts or phone calls.
4. Talk about your feelings. Find someone trusted to share feelings of stress and anxiety with, talk about what you’re feeling to really process those thoughts.
5. Have some fun. Watch a favorite movie, go for a walk, play a game, etc.
6. Avoid information overload. It’s important to stay informed, but too much information can be overwhelming.
7. Take care of your physical health. Focus on exercising (at home or outside), maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated and getting a good night’s sleep.
Ideas for parents to help their children cope:
1. Answer children’s questions and talk about the pandemic and current situation with them.
2. Assure your children they are safe and that your family and community are prepared to handle the situation.
3. Limit children’s exposure to social media and news coverage of the pandemic.
4. Keep a structure in their lives, help them plan a routine for their day, just like they’d have if they were at school.
If even with these measures, stress and anxiety are overwhelming and are impacting your life, help is available. Call 528-SAVE 24/7 to talk with a licensed mental health professional.

 

Click here for tips on coping with stress during a pandemic


*NOTICE*

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board will be holding its regular monthly meeting via Zoom on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm.  If you would like to attend, please call the Board office (513-732-5400) for information to access the Zoom meeting.

The Clermont County Crisis Hotline, funded by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, provides Clermont County residents access to a licensed professional therapist 24/7Anyone can reach out if they need someone to talk with and/or obtain information on available community resources. The hotline number is: 513-528-7283 (SAVE).

 


Click on COVID-19 Clermont County Resources for help in your community


Click here for a letter from the Governor’s office on COVID-19


Coronavirus Information

Click on information below or visit mha.ohio.gov/coronavirus


A CALL TO ACTION

Suicide is a serious public health issue.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States; the second leading cause among 10- to 34-year-olds; and the number one cause of death for Ohioans aged 10-14. Every year, more than 1,800 Ohioans die by suicide. Clermont County has the second highest suicide rate in Southwest Ohio. YOU CAN HELP

 Click here to find out how.

The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition is funded by the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board


Mental Illness and Substance Use in Young Adults

Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more.

Millions of young adults are living with a mental or substance use disorder and many either do not realize they have one or are not paying attention to the signs and not seeking help. In fact, of the 8.9 million young adults who reported having a mental illness in 2018, more than 2 in 5 went untreated and of the 5.1 million with a substance use disorder, nearly 9 in 10 did not get treatment.

It is important to remember that asking for help is a normal part of life, and you should never feel like you have to take on the world alone. If you are concerned that you or someone in your life may be drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with mental illness, there are resources available to help.

References and Relevant Resources


 

What We Know About Suicide in the U.S.

Someone dies from suicide every 12 minutes—and over the past two decades, suicide rates have increased in every state across the country. For the first time in recent generations, life expectancy is decreasing due to suicide. According to the latest research:

  • There were 1.4 million attempts and more than 47,000 deaths from suicide.
  • Suicide is at its highest level and is still rising.
  • Rural counties are being hit the hardest with suicide rates double the rate in urban counties.
  • There has been an alarming 50% increase of suicide rates among women.

Suicide touches whole communities. Each person who dies by suicide leaves behind 135 people who knew that person—and the impact of suicide and the bereavement that follow.

www.standuptosuicide.org


Know the Risks of Meth

Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive drug that causes devastating health effects, and sometimes death, even on the first try.

Meth is easy to get addicted to and hard to recover from. Meth is a dangerous, synthetic, stimulant drug often used in combination with other substances that can be smoked, injected, snorted, or taken orally. Someone using meth may experience a temporary sense of heightened euphoria, alertness, and energy. But using meth changes how the brain works and speeds up the body’s systems to dangerous, and sometimes lethal, levels—increasing heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and respiratory rate. Chronic meth users also experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, paranoia, aggression, visual and auditory hallucinations, mood disturbances, and delusions.

The Rise of Meth Use in the United States

The number of fatal overdoses involving meth has more than tripled (PDF | 336 KB) between 2011 and 2016, according to the CDC. Use is also on the rise between 2016-2018 for most age groups. In 2018, more than 106,000 adults aged 26 or older used meth—a 43 percent increase over the previous year.

Short-term Effects of Meth

Even taking small amounts of meth, or just trying it once, can cause harmful health effects, including:

  • Increased blood pressure and body temperature
  • Faster breathing
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite, disturbed sleep patterns, or nausea
  • Bizarre, erratic, aggressive, irritable, or violent behavior

Long-term Health Risks of Meth

Chronic meth use leads to many damaging, long-term health effects, even when users stop taking meth, including:

  • Permanent damage to the heart and brain
  • High blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
  • Liver, kidney, and lung damage
  • Anxiety, confusion, or insomnia
  • Paranoia, hallucinations, mood disturbances, delusions, or violent behavior (psychotic symptoms can sometimes last for months or years after quitting meth)
  • Intense itching, causing skin sores from scratching
  • Severe dental problems (“meth mouth”)

Need Help?

With the right treatment plan, recovery is possible. If you, or someone you know, needs help with a substance use disorder, including meth use, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or use SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help.

References and Relevant Resources