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The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County exists to enhance the well being of our residents by promoting mental health, preventing substance abuse and facilitating a process of recovery for persons experiencing mental illness and/or alcohol and other drug disorders.
The Thomas M. Wernert Center
Provides encouragement for adults 18 years of age and older who reside in Lucas County. The only requirement for participation in our programming is that one is living with mental health challenges. We are not a clinical agency; we do not have doctors, therapists or case managers on staff.
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Ohio's public mental health system includes the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), 50 county and multi-county boards, and nearly 500 community mental health agencies. The boards, which in most cases oversee both mental health and addiction services, do not directly provide services. They act as local mental health authorities, funding, planning, monitoring and purchasing services provided by private agencies and the Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (BHOs) operated by ODMH. This approach, which emphasizes local management and control, generates strong citizen involvement and local financial support for mental health services.
The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission is a state agency serving Ohioans with disabilities. The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) help people with disabilities get or keep a job. For those unable to work, the Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) determines eligibility for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency, and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI will advocate at all levels to ensure that all persons affected by mental illness receive the services that they need and deserve, in a timely fashion.
Rescue offers comprehensive emergency mental health services 24/7, every day of the year. The qualified clinical staff determines what level of care is needed for each patient. Services are offered for children, adolescents and adults. Rescue serves those experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis. They are committed not only to individuals and families, but also to organizations with clients in crisis.
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