Updates from Wood County's ADAMHS Board

Meet the Staff

Kaylee Mohlman - AmeriCorps VISTA

This month, we are highlighting Kaylee Mohlman. Kaylee is currently working as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Wood County ADAMHS Board. She is serving as the board's Programming and Marketing Assistant VISTA.

Kaylee is currently a student at Bowling Green State University studying Public and International Relations. She is graduating this upcoming spring 2021. During the spring of 2020, Kaylee served as the Marketing intern for NAMI Wood County. Kaylee explains that this role gave her the opportunity "to work in an important field that would make not only the county a better place as a whole, but also heavily benefit the lives of the individuals that live here." This led her to eventually take the AmeriCorps role with the Wood County ADAMHS Board to continue similar work in the Wood County community.

In her free time, Kaylee enjoys reading and writing. For self-care, Kaylee likes to take walks with her puppy. Kaylee believes that for self-care, it is important to take "some time everyday to do at least one thing that will make you happy."

Provider Updates

A Renewed Mind's Bowling Green office switching IOP (Intensive-Outpatient Program) to gender specific groups. Male and Female groups are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am-11:15am. We had a clinician get trained in P.E.E.R.S., an Evidence-Based skills training for young adults with Autism Spectrum and other Social Challenges. We also offer Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Contact A Renewed Mind at 419-359-5621 today!

Children's Resource Center

Children's Resource Center is offering Live "Teacher Chats" every Tuesday at 1:00 to provide support and resources for Social Emotional Wellness for Educators and young children. Likewise, parents can join Live "Parent Chats" on Thursdays at 2 or 7 pm. For additional resources, caregivers can visit our YouTube channel, The Children's Resource Center, where there are over 50 videos about a wide range of Social-Emotional topics.

Children's Resource Center will also be offering a Working on Work group for youth 15 years and older. This group will help participants to learn job skills to increase abilities to obtain and maintain employment, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, relationship and social skills. Sessions will be Mondays and Thursday evenings through telehealth starting September 14th. For more information please call Genah Babcock or Janet Brumbaugh at 419-352-7588.

See the attachments below for updates on a variety of programs offered from Harbor!

NAMI Wood County would like to thank all of those who attended this year’s AfterBurn as well as the volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible. Without their contribution, AfterBurn would not have been a huge success. Save the date for next year’s AfterBurn on Friday, October 1, 2021!

Some of their upcoming fall programming includes:

  • NAMI Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:00-8:00p.m. This free and online seminar will help inform individuals with loved ones with a mental illness on how to best support them.
  • Beginning on November 3rd, NAMI Wood County will be starting their WRAP Class. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Workshop is a free of charge, self-designed, course on identifying your personal wellness tools. Join NAMI Wood County virtually from 2:00-4:00p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday November 3rd-November 17th.
  • On December 4th from 8:00-12:30p.m., join NAMI Wood County for their online Mental Health First Aid course. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

SPERA means Hope!

The SPERA program at Unison Health uses an integrative approach to assist with increasing stability in the community. Our goal is to teach people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations to increase their coping skills. A Peer Support person is actively involved in this program to provide a lived experience to our group members.

SPERA is for individuals recently discharge from a hospital due to suicidal ideation, attempt, or mental health symptoms that are interfering with their daily life skills. This group is good for those at risk for hospitalization to help strengthen/re-enforce their positive coping skills and to provide them with additional support. Individuals seeking mindfulness techniques to assist with increased mental health symptoms can benefit as well.

Free Survivors of Suicide Support Groups are available in Wood County!

Unison is hosting Free Survivors of Suicide Support Groups. It can be healing to talk openly with fellow suicide loss survivors about what you are going through. The group meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. All are welcome to attend at 1011 Sandusky Road, Suite C, Perrysburg, Ohio.

For more information about SPERA or the Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, please call (419) 352-4624.

To learn more about the Wood County Education Service Center and any upcoming events or programs, visit their website: www.wcesc.org
Learn more about the Zepf Center and any upcoming events or program, visit their website: http://www.zepfcenter.org/zepf-recovery-housing/
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For many folks not only in our community, but around the globe, we have faced a great deal of stress, uncertainty, and loss through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all of these hardships that are occurring, one simple caring act can help someone who may be struggling.

World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.

To continue reducing the stigma of mental health, continue talking about symptoms and the overall topic, especially among men. Breaking down this barrier can help individuals get the help that they need. To continue talking on social media, use #EndTheStigma and follow @ManTherapy on social media.
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On Friday, November 13, take some time to show others that you care and that there are people out there who love them. This could mean calling a friend who you haven't spoken with in some time, or holding a door open for a stranger. A simple random act of kindness can go a long way.

To learn more about making kindness the new norm, visit the website for more information.

Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board

Our Mission: 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