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Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis. It is offered as an 8 hour interactive course that presents an overview of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.


A volunteer team of public safety and affiliate officials serving fire, EMS, law enforcement, industry, education, and other organizations involved in any time of critical incident. 


PAX is a proven prevention and protection tool used to improve the lifetime outcomes for children. Benefits of PAX programs can be seen as early as a few months, and well into adulthood; providing longterm effects such as less alcohol & drug addictions, less crime/violence/suicide, and less depression or other mental health issues.  


This project is based on best practices of drug-free workplace initiaties and aligns work organizations, who qualify to enroll in Ohio BWC's Drug-Free Safety Program for a discount on their workers' compensation insurance.


The LOSS Team is a highly trained group of volunteers, with the optimal makeup of 50% suicide survivors, who will go to the scenes of suicides and disseminate information about local resources and be the instillation of hope for the newly bereaved. The approach was designed to complement the services provided at the scene of a suicide by adding a new team of first responders.


Open Gate is held every month, in Allen, Auglaize and Harding Counties. During Open Gate 15 to 35 or more social services agencies in the community come together to share a brief summary of services offered by their specific agency and are there to also provide FIRST-STEP SERVICES for individuals who have needs in their lives.


Parents are the key to keeping children drug & alcohol free and safe from suicide. We present ways to talk to kids of all ages about drugs, suicide, and their strengths & assets. Using a simple e-guide and video examples, learn how you can talk to your kids to keep them healthy. It's easier than you might think.

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board supports many initiatives that help bring the residents of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties hope.


To see the Board's initiatives, download the PDF by clicking the button below.

If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.

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