Your Wood County ADAMHS Board and the not-for-profit agencies we support are dedicated to providing local residents with the highest quality, most cost effective and confidential services possible for individuals challenged with mental illness and/or substance abuse/addictions. Through a combined focus on education, prevention, early intervention and treatment our behavioral health system will help to improve lives in Wood County.

The following organizations offer information on treatment and recovery for those challenged with a mental illness or substance abuse.

Additional Resources

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and the Ohio Coordinating Center for ACT
The Ohio Coordinating Center for ACT (OCCA) was created to promote ACT as an evidence-based practice not only within the state of Ohio, but across the country as well. When implemented according to the model, ACT teams can expect certain results with clients, such as housing stability, reduced hospitalizations, and other positive outcomes.

Recovery is Beautiful
We want people to know and understand that: Mental illness and addiction are chronic diseases; Both mental illness and addiction can be successfully treated: Treatment Works and People Recover. Recovery is to be celebrated. Individuals in recovery become active and contributing members of their communities.

Raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free. Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is the leading voice and resource of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community. NOFAS seeks to create a global community free of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and a society supportive of individuals already living with FASD. NOFAS effectively increases public awareness and mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities and represents the interests of persons with FASD and their caregivers as the liaison to researchers and policymakers. By ensuring that FASD is broadly recognized as a developmental disability, NOFAS strives to reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for affected individuals and families.

Freedom Commission on Mental Health
President George W. Bush established the Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 as part of his commitment to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities.  The Commission was established to identify policies that could be implemented by Federal, State and local governments to maximize the utility of existing resources, improve coordination of treatments and services, and promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Ohio
NAMI Ohio (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio) was created in 1982 by a small, dedicated group of family members to provide mutual support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by serious brain disorders. Over the years, our membership has expanded to include family members, mental health consumers and providers, community mental health boards, mental health organizations and other supporters.

National NAMI
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Wood County’s No Wrong Door program can provide information about services and resources with one call to any of the member agencies. No Wrong Door program can guide individuals to the appropriate agency that can help them.

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities 
(Board Association)
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of Ohio’s county Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Boards at the state level. The Association works with a variety of governmental bodies including the Ohio General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, other statewide office holders, cabinet agencies, partner associations, and along with individuals in recovery and their families. OACBHA works to provide education, develop policies, and seek support for initiatives that will expand and enhance mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services throughout Ohio. Most importantly, OACBHA gives the Boards a forum to address statewide issues and provides Boards with the means to communicate their positions and concerns with a single voice.

Ohio Department of Mental Health Addiction Services
OhioMHAS coordinates a statewide system of mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services. Our mission is to provide statewide leadership in support of a high quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) launched in 2005, is a catalyst to bring about change in attitudes and perceptions regarding the stigma attached to suicide, mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse and addiction. The Foundation’s mission is to promote suicide prevention as a public health issue and advance evidence-based awareness, intervention and methodology strategies which will support all Ohio-based suicide prevention efforts.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to reduce smoking rates in the United States, particularly among certain populations.

No Stigma
Peer-to-peer, community-within-community support networks built by and for those whose lives are affected by mental illness and suicide. We are steadfast in eliminating the stigmas surrounding mental health & supporting the creation of peer support mental health communities everywhere.

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