Your March Update from the Wood County ADAMHS Board

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Provider Updates

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A Renewed Mind

As a faith based organization, A Renewed Mind provides excellent behavioral healthcare that renews the mind, body, and spirit for all who struggle with mental health, addiction or fetal alcohol exposure.

A Renewed Mind is a private, not for profit 501(c)3 behavioral health care organization. They work to deliver personalized, high quality behavioral health services to our community in a compassionate manner.

A Renewed Mind has developed a reputation of providing quality services based on our commitment to respecting the individual and in forming strong therapeutic relationships.

They accept a variety of private insurance plans, Medicare, Tricare, Medicaid, county board, and self-payment.

Get in touch with A Renewed Mind by calling 1-(877)-515-5505.

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The Cocoon

Did you know that most survivors we work with at The Cocoon suffer from PTSD? Sexual assault and intimate partner violence can cause a lot of trauma. Along with struggling with PTSD, a lot of survivors often struggle with anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and triggers. Victimization is more than just a “one-time event”. It causes a lot of continuous trauma, fear, and struggles for survivors.

PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. You can develop PTSD at any age, and it’s more common than you might think. According to the National Center for PTSD, about seven or eight out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point during their lives. Additionally, around eight million adults have PTSD in a given


With the support of the Wood County ADAMHS Board and partnerships with local agencies like NAMI of Wood County, A Renewed Mind, and Children’s Resource Center, The Cocoon is able to provide 24/7 support and linkages to professional services for those suffering the effects of abuse.

If you or someone you know is currently or has experienced abuse, help is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 419-373-1730 and select option #2 to reach a trained Cocoon advocate. They can offer immediate supports, assist with safety planning, and help connect survivors with services for themselves and their children.

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Children's Resource Center

Children’s Resource Center: Who We Are and What We Do

The Children’s Resource Center (CRC) has been serving the community of Wood County, Ohio for over 45 years. Our team of dedicated professionals provides child-centered, family-focused mental health and co-occurring mental health/substance abuse treatment services to the youth of Wood County and their families. We provide a full continuum of trauma-focused care using the Sanctuary Model.

Early Childhood Prevention Services

CRC’s Early Childhood Prevention Team supports families and the healthy development of young children, birth to eight years old. Services are provided in the families’ homes or in group settings, utilizing trauma-informed and evidenced-based practices such as Triple P Parenting Programs and ACT: Raising Safe Kids. Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services and Preschool Sexual Abuse Prevention Programming are provided in child care centers and preschools.

Crisis Services

Crisis Intervention and Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS) provide round the clock crisis services for Wood County youth and families in need of emergency mental health services. Services are available at our Bowling Green offices, in the family home (MRSS), and at other safe locations such as in the school setting, hospital emergency rooms or law enforcement buildings.

CRC serves on the county-wide Critical Incident Response team, providing onsite support and consultation to staff and students during crisis situations that impact a school such as immediate support following the death of student(s) and/or staff.

Behavioral Health Counseling Services

CRC provides counseling services at our Bowling Green offices and in the school setting in all of the Wood County School Districts. Following a comprehensive assessment, our clinical staff works with the youth and family to develop an individualized treatment plan in order to address their specific concerns.

Psychiatric Services

Our Psychiatric Services are provided by board-certified child psychiatrists and advanced practice registered nurses. Psychiatric Services are available to CRC clients in need of psychiatric assessment and medication management.

School-Based Services

The Children’s Resource Center provides behavioral health services in all of the ten Wood County school districts. Depending on the needs of each district, there may be therapists, community support staff, and/or a school liaison available. School-based staff also provides consultation with the school districts with regard to behavior management of their students. Additionally, CRC Prevention Staff travel between the school districts to provide suicide prevention screenings, education and services to the students, as well as consultation to the school staff.

Home-Based Services

CRC’s Home-Based Therapeutic Support Services assist youth and families in their homes, schools and communities, providing mental health support, coordination of care, and referrals to additional resources.

Day Treatment Services

Our Day Treatment services offer youth the opportunity to participate in a variety of group activities promoting safe decision making, social and friendship skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and positive coping strategies.

Co-Occurring Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services

CRC provides a comprehensive approach for adolescents struggling with mental health and alcohol or drug abuse. Our Co-Occurring Disorders program offers several levels of care to meet the needs of each participant, and includes individual and group counseling.

Youth and Young Adults in Transition (YYAT)

Our YYAT program serves youth and young adults ages 16 – 24, assisting them to develop and achieve goals related to education, employment, and housing. Our staff works with youth to develop and positive relationships, develop strategies to cope with stress, build independent living skills, and develop positive decision-making skills. Young adults involved in the YYAT program are also provided with information about other community resources and programs to support them in their efforts to successfully transition into adulthood.

Residential Services

Residential Services provides secure short-term assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention to youth with severe emotional difficulties and high-risk behaviors. The goal is to help youth stabilize by providing a safe environment, twenty-four hour supervision, and therapeutic programming. Youth are discharged within a thirty day period with a plan for on-going treatment and support.

The Children's Resource Center welcomes Alicia Boreman, MA, LPCC-S, as our new Clinical Director. Ms. Boreman has an extensive background in mental health services for youth and adults, as well as quality assurance and program development. We are excited she has joined our team.

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Harbor is a leading mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider in Ohio. We are a not-for-profit mental health care agency that has been serving the community for over 100 years. Harbor serves over 23,000 youth, adults, seniors and families annually and provides a full range of mental health, telehealth, and substance use disorder treatment services. Harbor is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and certified by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

The Connection Center/309 South Main St. Bowling Green, OH 43402/419-354-4200

Through participation in The Connection Center, members are able to reclaim important life necessities integral to their identities that they may have lost due to their illness: mental and physical wellness, self-esteem, friendships, family, employment and education. They may also receive services and support that is individualized to their recovery, learn life skills and how to balance responsibilities and incorporate wellness activities into their lives.

Membership is free and open to adult residents of Wood County who are receiving mental health and/or Substance Use Disorder services.

To see the March Connection Center events calendar, click here.

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NAMI Wood County

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County is a leading self-help organization offering free events, educational classes, support groups, and other programs that address mental health for the Wood County community. NAMI Wood County has a variety of programming throughout the year! This programming is FREE and available to all Wood County residents.

  • NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. This 6-week course covers the fundamentals of caring for your family, your child, and yourself. The class begins on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30-8:00p.m. at the NAMI Wood County Office, Floor 1. Visit their website to register.
  • Peer and Family Support Group is an ongoing support group led and comprised of both individuals and loved ones affected by mental illness. The group will begin meeting on Thursday, March 10 from 6-7:30p.m. At Way Public Library in Perrysburg and continue on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
  • NAMI Wood County is hosting their 2022 Spring T-shirt Sale from now until the end of May. To amplify the message of “Together for Mental Health,” NAMI Wood County will use this time to bring all voices together to advocate for mental health. Their shirt was designed by Liana Carr, winner for their 2022 spring t-shirt design contest. Visit https://namiwoodcounty.org/tshirtfundraiser/ to purchase a t-shirt today.
  • Are you a male identifying individual looking for support with your mental wellness? Join NAMI Wood County’s Men’s Support Group on Zoom the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:30p.m. More details at www.namiwoodcounty.org.

If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Wood County member, visit their website for more details. There are many benefits included in a NAMI Wood County member including: discounts on programs, newsletter subscriptions and more. Membership levels range from $5 to $60.

NAMI Wood County is also continuing their NAMI Connections support group in a hybrid model. Other support groups, like Peer and Family, are postponed until March, where they will resume in person. Visit www.namiwodocounty.org for more information and to register for their programming. Email info@namiwoodcounty.org or call 419-352-0626 for more information, and be sure to follow NAMI Wood County on social media at @NAMIWoodCounty for additional resources and updates.

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Unison Health

Unison Health has several programs available to Wood County and surrounding areas! Some of these programs include:

A New Direction:

This is a cognitive behavioral therapy program for clients involved with the legal system to work on unhealthy thought patterns, Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental Health Treatment, Learning Social Skills, Reentry into society with changing their distorted thought patterns and tactics and challenging criminal and addictive thinking.

Group meets two times per week, Monday, and Wednesday from 5pm-7:31 pm for 40 sessions

Anger Management:

This program helps people struggling with anger issues. Skills and issues addressed include identifying cues and triggers of anger, managing anger in a positive manner, conflict resolution skills, relaxation techniques, and more.

Group meets every Tuesday from 10 am-12:31 pm.

Substance Use Treatment:

Unison Health works to help adults with substance use disorders achieve sobriety and total wellness. In addition, we help adults develop strategies to maintain their sobriety during and after completion of the program.

-Unison offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP):

Groups are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-3:15

Individual therapy and Case management also available.

-After Care Programming to assist with the maintenance of sobriety.

Groups are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am-10:30 am

Unison Health can be reached at (419)-352-4624

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Wood County Educational Service Center

The Wood County Educational Service Center provides multiple programs that support student growth and learning, including STARS, Canine Crew, Summer Academy, Summer STARS, Adventures, and much more. The students have the best in academic intervention available, including access to evidence based literacy and math computer intervention program SuccessMaker, personalized tutoring and district collaboration, and positive youth development programming, Positive Action and PAX. Students participate in Challenge Centers, activities in which children engage in sequenced, progressive activities designed to build increased understanding, skills, and accomplishments in nine content areas, including:

  • Arts
  • Cultural Studies/Global Learning
  • Health and Safety
  • Technology
  • Math/Problem Solving
  • Motor Skills
  • Reading/Writing
  • Science
  • Service Projects/Learning and Character Building

To learn more, call 419-354-9010

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Zepf Center

Zepf Center has been a Behavioral Healthcare resource in Toledo for almost 50 years. With a rich history of helping those in need, they are dedicated to treating patients with respect and providing hope. Zepf offers many services, such as problem gambling, career development, recovery housing, mental health first aid, adolescent behavioral health services, and more.

Need help? Call 419-841-7701.

To get in touch with the 24/7 Detox Admission Line, call (419)- 754-3869.

Introducing: Provider Staff Spotlight!

The Wood County ADAMHS Board is excited to introduce the Provider Staff Spotlight! Each quarter the ADAMHS Board will recognize a provider staff member for going above and beyond. Think you know someone that fits the description? Use this form to nominate a star staff member.

March is Women's History Month

Mental Health in Women - A Quick Overview:

Recent research has identified disparities between women and men in regard to risk, prevalence, presentation, course, and treatment of mental disorders.

Rates of Mental Health Conditions – Each year, 1 in 5 women in the United States has a mental health problem such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder.

Research – Although research shows that women and men have similar rates of mental health problems, the types of mental conditions may differ.

Depression – The most common mental health problem in women is depression. Twice as many women experience depression in their lifetime than men. Approximately 1 in 9 women 18 and older have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

PTSD – Compared with men, women are twice as likely to experience PTSD. Women are more likely to have hypervigilance, feel depressed, and have trouble feeling emotions; men are more likely to feel angry and have problems with alcohol or drugs.

Anxiety – Women are twice as likely as men to experience generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder.

Suicide – Women attempt suicide more often than men; however, men are four times more likely to die by suicide.

Alcohol use – Women are less likely to experience alcohol use disorder than men.

Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Care Services Among Women

  • Economic barriers – lack of insurance/cost (including premiums and copays)
  • Lack of awareness about mental health issues, treatment options, and available services
  • Stigma associated with mental illness
  • Lack of time/related support (time off work, child care, transportation)
  • Lack of appropriate intervention strategies including integration of mental health and primary health care services

Resource: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/education/women-patients

About Us

The Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board advocates, plans, develops, funds, manages and evaluates community-based mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Wood County.

Board Supported Programs