Your April Update from the Wood County ADAMHS Board

New Stigma Busters Episode!

Join us for a new episode of Stigma Busters where we chat with BGSU's Associate AD, Chett Hesson to discuss mental health and the pressures that are placed on athletes. Click here to give it a listen!

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 supported 818 survivors and their children in 2021. Services included 24/7 support, professional mental health services, emergency safe shelter, legal and medical advocacy, extensive safety planning, and more. The Cocoon is here to support anyone experiencing abuse and always at no cost to them.

But what would the world look like if we were able to prevent violence before it happened? The Cocoon has been innovative in creating a Prevention Program that is available to the community at large. Presentations and interactive role play helps individuals better understand that violence is about power and control, ways to support survivors who disclose their abuse, and ways that we can all play a role in safely preventing violence from happening as well as steps to take to start creating a culture that no longer tolerates violence.

The Cocoon’s Prevention Education programming is available at no cost to organizations, corporations, schools, and civic groups who are interested in learning more. Programs can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of each group and can last one hour or be presented in a series.

To learn more, call 419-373-1730 and ask for Annie or contact her via email at a.miner@thecocoon.org. Do you or someone you know need support services? Call

419-373—1730 and selection option #2 to be connected to a trained advocate 24/7.

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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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Everyone needs help sometimes. Call 419-475-4449 to book an appointment. New patients are always welcome.

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.

Please check the Connection Center’s Facebook page for more details and information on other programming this month at Connection Center BG.

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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.

Our Mental Health Conference Series will be on Thursday, May 26th from 9-5p.m. at BGSU Levis Commons in Perrysburg. This will be a hybrid event with options to attend in-person or online. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Cost for attendance is $35 for in-person and $25 for online. Visit https://namiwoodcounty.org/mental-health-101/ to register. 7 continuing education units and 1.5 ethic continuing education units are available for counselors, social workers, and marriage & family therapists. See the attached flyer for more information.

We are hosting our Drive Out The Stigma Golf Outing on Friday, June 3rd from 7:30-1p.m. at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green. We have registration available for teams of 4, and a taco bar lunch will be included with registration. Registration for a team of 4 is $250 and for one player $75, and there is a lunch only option for $20. We also will have raffle baskets available for bid, and we are also offering sponsorship opportunities for organizations to give back. Visit https://namiwoodcounty.org/golf-outing/ to register. See the attached forms for more information.

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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.
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

If a loved one is struggling with alcohol use disorder, it can be hard on the entire family. Here are some tips:


  • Express your concerns with care
  • Encourage them to open up
  • Choose a time to talk when they are not drinking


  • Drink around them
  • Enable them
  • Tell them what is best for them

To find resources, visit wcadamh.org.

If you are ever unsure or worried about your drinking habits, you can take this anonymous alcohol use screening and access information about what you can do to help yourself: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/recoveryisbeautiful

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