Online Behavioral Health Screenings
Did you know that one in four Americans is living with a mental health condition?
Even more startling, the vast majority of those living with mental illness - 70 percent - do not seek treatment. The main reasons: fear and stigma.
Mental health screenings provide a quick, anonymous and effective way to help anyone who may be at risk for treatable mental health disorders.
You can take a screening anytime for:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Adolescent Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Alcohol Use Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- Substance Use
Use the results as a starting point if the recommendation is to seek help. Just call (513) 695-1695, check the lists of providers, or call the Crisis Hotline at 1-877-695-HELP (6333).
CIT for Law Enforcement
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a community-based collaborative between law enforcement and MHRBWCC to educate officers to better handle mental health crises. CIT has been in existence since 2010 and maintains fidelity to the CIT core curriculum published by the Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence.
The program has had officers, dispatchers and other department staff from the following law enforcement agencies:
- Carlisle Police Department
- Clinton County sheriff’s Office
- Franklin Police Department
- Hamilton Township Police Department
- Lebanon Police Department
- Loveland Police Department
- Mason Police Department
- Maineville Police Department
- Monroe Police Department
- Springboro Police Department
- Warren County Sheriff’s Office
- Waynesville Police Department
- Wilmington Police Department
If you have any questions about CIT, Please contact MHRBWCC at 513-695-1695. For more information, please visit The Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence.
PAX Good Behavior Game
One of MHRBWCC’s initiatives is to expand the use of the PAX Good Behavior Game in Warren and Clinton County Schools. The PAX Good Behavior Game is designated as an evidence-based program by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Implemented in early childhood grades by the teacher, the PAX Good Behavior Game facilitates effective classroom management through a series of simple but fun techniques. Many years of research have proven a multitude of immediate and long-term benefits. (See http://goodbehaviorgame.com/ and http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ for details on the program and research findings.)
Some of the short-term benefits include:
Increases in: Test Scores, School Success and Teaching Time
Decreases in: Impulsivity, Aggression, Disruptive Classroom Behavior, Bullying, Referrals to Special Education, and Stress (of teachers AND students)
Long-term benefits include:
Increases in: High School graduation and College Entry
Decreases in: Substance abuse, Conduct Disorders, Violent/Criminal Behavior, and a variety of Mental Health problems and disorders
Any Warren or Clinton County schools interested in more information or in participating in the training, please contact Tommy Koopman at 513-695-1695.
Mental Health Service Providers
|Butler Behavioral Health Services||
|Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers||
|Beech Acres Parenting Center||Lebanon||(513) 231-6630|
(Peer Support and Compeer Program)
|(513) 721-2910, ext. 11|
|NAMI of Southwest Ohio||Cincinnati||(513) 351-3500|
Addiction Services Providers
|Butler Behavioral Health Services||
|Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers||
|Women's Recovery Center - Xenia||Xenia||(937) 562-2400|
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Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County
"Together We Can Make A Difference"
Local Crisis Line: 1-877-695-NEED(6333)
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County is working to prevent suicide by mobilizing the community through education and awareness. The coalition is composed of a variety of community members including suicide survivors and individuals from social service agencies, governmental entities, law enforcement, and interested citizens. Membership is open and others are encouraged to join at any time!
The expected outcomes of the coalition are to:
- Enhance awareness
- Increase education
- Decrease suicide rates (deaths and attempts)
- Increase early intervention
- Identify grant opportunities for prevention
- Local Data:
- Meeting Schedule 2017
- Press Releases
- Support Groups
- Training Opportunities
- Coalition Accomplishments
For more information about the Suicide Prevention Coalition, contact MHRS at 513-695-1695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access suicide prevention resources, click here.
Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC)
What is the Healthy Communities Collaborative?
The Healthy Communities Collaborative is a partnership between behavioral health (MHRBWCC) and physical health (the Warren and Clinton County Health Departments) in an effort to have an impact on health and healthy behaviors throughout the lifespan. The Collaborative's larger vision is to build a collaborative with all health and wellness related agencies, organizations, and partners in both counties to breakdown silos and to increase collaboration among these entities.
To create healthy communities for individuals and families within Warren and Clinton Counties
To build collaboration between community stakeholders, organizations, and agencies to promote behavioral and physical health and wellness to reduce disease and illness among individuals and families within Warren and Clinton Counties.
Why Develop a Healthy Communities Collaborative?
Two things have driven development of a Healthy Communities Collaborative:
- Local Demands - Mental Health Recovery Services (MHRS) and the Health Departments in Warren and Clinton Counties have focused local energy and funds on prevention. Traditionally, MHRS has focused on treatment; however, MHRS recognized a need to shift some focus from treatment to prevention in an effort to reduce future treatment costs. The local health departments are the front line agencies responsible for disease prevention, health and wellness promotion, and the protection from health risks.
- National Prevention Strategy (NPS) - The NPS places heavy emphasis on collaboration between government, business, healthcare,m education, community organizations, faith-based organizations, and other community groups. This collaboration leads to less overlap, better streamlined efforts, and better outcomes.
It is also important to note that building collaborative efforts to address one issue, increase the ability to build collaborative efforts for other issues in the future. By developing the Healthy Communities Collaborative, Warren and Clinton Counties would be better able to respond to future health issues.
The National Prevention Strategy
The National Prevention Strategy (NPS) was released in June 2012 by the office of the Surgeon General. The NPS aims to guide the nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being through four strategic directions and across seven priorities. The NPS prioritizes prevention by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives. The NPS envisions a prevention-oriented society where all sectors of the community recognize the value of health for individuals,m families, and society and work together to achieve better health for Americans. The vision of the NPS is "working together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by moving the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness". The goal of the NPS is to "increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life". The NPS prioritizes seven health and wellness ares:
- Tobacco Free Living
- Preventing Drug Abuse and Excessive Alcohol Use
- Healthy Eating
- Active Living
- Injury and Violence Prevention
- Reproductive and Sexual Health
- Mental and Emotional Well-Being
To learn more about the NPS, click here.
No health insurance? No problem!
Some people believe that a person seeking help for a mental health or addiction issue has to have some form of insurance in order to start seeing someone.
But MHRBWCC has always sought to break down barriers to behavioral health care, especially around cost. Sure, many people seeking help have insurance, whether it's through an employer, Medicaid, or a managed care plan.
But if you don't have insurance, there are alternatives to help. You can start services and at the same time work with someone at that agency to apply for Medicaid coverage, if you qualify, or look into getting insurance through the exchange. You may qualify for subsidized coverage through the exchange, too.
If you have questions, give us a call at (513) 695-1695 or talk with someone at the agency where you seek care.
Crisis Hotline: (877) 695-6333
We all face crises in our lives. But while many of us can manage those crises on our own, some crises may be harder to cope with or move through without some help. Sometimes things just get so overwhelming that there doesn't seem to be any hope at all.
The Crisis Hotline is here to help.
A trained professional is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your call and talk with you. He or she can also direct you to a face-to-face assessment.
IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS, THINKING OF HARMING YOURSELF OR OTHERS, AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, TELL SOMEONE RIGHT AWAY!
- CALL 911 FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES
- CALL THE CRISIS HOT LINE 1-877-695-6333
- GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
For information regarding available services for mental health or alcohol/drug addiction, click here.
What Is Suicide Prevention Month?
Each year, suicide claims the lives of almost 43,000 Americans. And, according the the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the rate of those who die by suicide is highest in middle age - white men in particular.
That's why the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County works to prevent suicide and educate residents about the effects that suicide has on the community - not just in lives lost, but the lasting impact on families, friends and others.
Here's What You Can Do
Throughout the month of September, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County encourages residents of all ages to do what they can to prevent suicide among family, friends, and peers. Here are some things you can do to help us spread the word:
- Share stories and information with others. There are lots of resources and perspectives out there, from reading what survivors of suicide attempts have to say to prevention information.
- Spread the word! Help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. The local hotline for help is 1-877-695-NEED (6333). There\\'s also a Crisis Text Line. Just text "4hope" to 741741 to start a conversation.
- Learn the signs. Warning signs may sometimes be very subtle, but they are there. Find out what to watch for in your friends and family.
- Educate the community. Write letters to the editor about ways individuals and groups like the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County are working to prevent suicides. You can also host a training at your club, workplace or place of worship.
Crisis Text Line
Crises don't always lend themselves to a phone call. That's why the Crisis Text Line is an important means of reaching out. Anyone can text "4hope" to 741741 and get connected to a trained person who is ready to help.
The Crisis Text Line is not a replacement for counseling, but it can serve as a good starting point for people needing help to cope with a crisis situation. Your messages are confidential.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio
(513) 721-2910, ext 11
Mobile Response & Stabilization Services
Mobile Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS) is a comprehensive program available to youth ages 0 to 21 and their families. MRSS staff meet with youth and families in person wherever they are to provide intensive services to address emotional and/or behavioral issues that require intervention. Families can stay with MRSS for up to 60 days.
Many survivors find support groups to be helpful. These groups can be accessed anytime day or night.
Note: the SPC makes this directory available as a public service and does not recommend or endorse any of the particular groups listed.
Local Support Groups
- Survivors After Suicide - Wilmington area meeting information
- Survivors After Suicide - Find a support group anywhere in the US
Online Support Groups
The following suicide prevention trainings are available to Warren and Clinton County groups at no cost.
Mental Health First Aid for Youth – An 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warming signs of mental health problems in adolescents, build understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Appropriate for any group. QPR covers three steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Modules available for both Middle School and High School. Includes curriculum for students, teachers and parents.
Kognito At-Risk – Web-based, on-demand training that\'s free of charge and covers a variety of age groups and topics: