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Mental Health Recovery Board

Established in 1969 through Ohio House Bill 648, Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRB) plans, funds, monitors, and evaluates the system of agencies that provide mental health and substance use disorder services to the residents of Warren and Clinton Counties. Currently, the board funds several agencies to ensure that treatment, recovery, and prevention services are strong and that they deliver solid outcomes.

 

The MHRB team is led by Colleen Chamberlain, executive director since 2019. Chamberlain joined MHRB in 2010 and led the creation of the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program teaching law enforcement officers the techniques to help people in mental health or substance use disorder crises. She also built the crisis services network, and ensured services were in place to serve residents with severe mental illness including treatment, recovery, and community supports.

MADE Chamber and community involvement:

MHRBWCC serves the mental health and addiction services needs of residents across Warren and Clinton Counties. Our work spans not just treatment and recovery, but also prevention and education. Our staff are involved in many areas of the community through civic groups, area coalitions, trainings, community presentations, and chambers of commerce like MADE. Staff have also participated in MADE events, and one is currently going through the Leaders are MADE program.

Why is being part of the Mason Deerfield Chamber important to you/your organization?

Joining the MADE chamber has offered many great benefits for MHRB. Making connections with others has been among the best benefits! Additionally, we want to share more about how education and discussion of mental health and addiction can make our communities strong.

Fun facts about you/your business:

MHRB was able to be part of every National Night Out event across Warren County this year, with a presence at 7 community events!!

Like the emerald, businesses and organizations have many facets. Which facet is your strength and why?

The top facets that make MHRB shine are its People and its use of Strategy & Vision. The staff offer expertise in various aspects of mental health and addiction to providers and the community. Additionally, our Board of Directors - 14 volunteers from across the community - provide a solid vision to guide staff in our service delivery to residents of Warren and Clinton Counties.

If your company culture, or personal persona, had to be summed up in five words or less, reflective of a gemstone, what would they be?

Transparent, nurturing, agile, collaborative, optimistic

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