Your January Update from the Wood County ADAMHS Board

New Stigma Busters Episode!

Join us for our first episode of 2022 as we chat with Madison Weilnau, LSW and Deputy Sheriff Kaleb Smith about ARC, Addiction Response Collaborative. We will not only talk about what the ARC program is but also stigma surrounding addiction and relapse, and how community members can beat the stigma too.

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts!

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

As Wood County’s only comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency, The Cocoon provides services to more than 700 survivors, their children, and even family pets 24/7 all year long. From emergency safe shelter to legal and medical advocacy, The Cocoon, works to be sure that everyone has access to safety, healing and justice. All services are provided to survivors at no cost to them. Be sure to follow us on Facebook @cocoonwoodcounty for agency updates and upcoming programming and events.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call 419-373-1730 and selection option #2 to be immediately connected to an advocate 24/7.

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Children's Resource Center

Children's Resource Center is deeply rooted in their commitment to providing support and care for children. They offer a variety of services, including but not limited to, Crisis Intervention Services, Psychiatric Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Residential Services, and Prevention Services.

Contact CRC by calling 419-352-7588 or emailing crckids@crcwoodcounty.org

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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.

The Connection Center is a community of people with shared mental and physical health and/or substance use disorder struggles working together to achieve their full potential. Through participation in The Connection Center, members can 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.

The Connection Center is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day party on Monday, Feb. 14, from 11-2. Please check the Connection Center’s Facebook page for more details and information on other programming this month at Connection Center BG.

Mental Health Assessment and Counseling

Evidence based treatment for adults, youth, and families struggling with mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, impulse and anger management, ADHD, abuse, substance use and medication management. Services include comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment.

Developmental and Behavioral Services

A comprehensive approach to the diagnosis of children with developmental and behavioral concerns such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, chromosomal abnormalities, language disorders, fetal alcohol concerns, and developmental delays. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinic for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Providing 1:1 intervention.

Primary Care

Preventive screening, monitoring of health conditions, common illness, recognizing early onset of symptoms associated with chronic disease, and comprehensive coordination of care across all health providers.

Telehealth Services

Most services are also available via HIPAA secure video. Confidential telehealth services may be delivered while a patient is at home, one of our agency sites, or at another healthcare facility.

Day Treatment

Intensive, goal oriented group treatment services for Adults and Youth that offers structure and support to individuals at risk for hospitalization, recently discharged from the hospital or who have significant impairments with functions of daily living.

Case Management / Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment

CPST provides a variety of services to assist people with their mental health recovery including securing and managing basic needs, developing basic living skills, linkage and coordination with community services. This service can include coordinating with child’s school and attending IEP/504 meetings.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Career Services

Career assessment, job seeking and interview skills training, and job coaching for successful employment placement based on individual strengths and interests.

Employee Assistance Program

Short term, confidential solution-focused counseling and crisis services provided via contract with employers to help their employees achieve optimum levels of emotional, social and overall well-being.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Counseling services for concerns that young children experience as well as linkage to community resources. Issues include abuse or neglect, depression, bedtime problems, anxiety, temper tantrums, aggression.

Early Childhood Consultation

Program to support parents and early care and education center. Individual consultation within a preschool setting with parents and teachers. Parent workshops and early care and education teacher trainings also provided.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Services to help individuals with substance use problems reclaim their lives.

• Ambulatory Detox – Walk-in outpatient medical detoxification program providing withdrawal management, comfort, support and education for drug and alcohol recovery.

• Medication Assisted Treatment – Overall addiction treatment program that includes counseling, sober support meetings and medication management appointments.

• Intensive Outpatient Group Programming – Structured individual and group treatment, 3 to 4 days per week focused on improving coping skills, peer support, and recovery.

• Women’s Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment 24/7 residential treatment program designed to meet the challenges that women face in accessing services for alcohol and drug addictions.

• The Chrysalis – Unique 24/7 residential addiction treatment program for women, including pregnant women and those who have delivered in the past year. Services address the importance of mother-child bonding and encourage engagement with children during treatment. Babies and young children can remain with mothers during residential care.

Psychiatric Services

Medication Management and Psychiatric Evaluations by Psychiatrists and Certified Nurse Practitioners.

Psychological Services

Testing and Assessment by licensed Psychologists.

School-Based Prevention

Programs on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence provided to schools and community groups throughout Lucas County.

Heroin & Opiate Initiative

Grant funded by Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board that provides education and presentation to community organizations about the heroin and opiate epidemic in Lucas County.

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

Educational program for individuals 55 or older that assists with aging process, risk factors and behaviors to stay healthy and examination of how alcohol and medications affect seniors.

STEPS Program

Self-esteem, Teamwork, Expression, Problem-solving, Socialization An after-school Day Treatment Program for children ages 7-17 that runs 3 hours per day, 4 days per week. Our staff will work with families to identify transportation options and connect children and their families with other needed community resources.

FACES (Families And Communities Enhancing Stability)

An initiative that will assess Adverse Childhood Experiences

(ACEs) in two zip codes (43605 and 43607) with the purpose of providing positive social experiences that will counteract the negative impact of ACEs that can lead to poor adult health.

Harbor is currently accepting new patients! Harbor offers youth and adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services such as Mental Health Assessments and Counseling, Psychiatric Evaluations & Medication Management, Case Management, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention, and more! Call 419-475-4449 to schedule your first in-person or Telehealth appointment today.

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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 Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. NAMI Wood County will be hosting their next class starting on Monday, March 14th from 6:00-8:30p.m. in-person at the NAMI Wood County office.
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an educational course for individuals living with a mental illness. NAMI Wood County will be hosting their next class starting Thursday, March 17th from 2:00-4:00p.m. in-person at the NAMI Wood County office.
  • NAMI Wood County is having a Spring T-shirt Contest for Mental Health Awareness Month. From February 1 through February 28, submit your creations around the theme of “Together for Mental Health,” and the winners will be the design for their spring t-shirt campaign through the month of May. Submit to the adult age bracket (ages 13 and older) or the youth age bracket (ages 12 and under) by visiting www.namiwoodcounty.org/tshirtcontest/.
  • 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 Family Support Group, Parent & Caregiver and 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.

Naloxone Available!

Save a life, carry naloxone. If you are interested in receiving free naloxone, please email krowland@wcadamh.org.

How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness

Wanting to help someone with mental illness but not sure where to start? Follow these three simple steps:

Start the conversation.

Set aside a time with no distractions and provide an open and non-judgmental space. Let them share as much or as little that they want. Talking can take a lot of trust and courage, and you might be the first person they have been able to talk to about this.

Keep questions open ended and listen carefully to what they tell you.

Try to keep language neutral and give the person time to answer and not grill them with too many questions. Repeat what they have said back to them to show that you understood. Sometimes, just letting them know that you are listening is very helpful.

Don't try to diagnose or second guess their feelings.

Try not to make assumptions about what is wrong or jump in too quickly with your own diagnosis or solutions, especially if you are not a trained counselor. Instead, talk about ways of de-stressing or practicing self-care and ask if they find anything helpful. Additionally, offer them help in seeking professional support and provide information on ways to do this.

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