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Are You in Crisis?
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If you or a family member is in crisis due to a mental illness, emotional problem or an addiction, you can call these agencies where mental health or crisis intervention professionals are available 24 hours every day to talk with you and offer referrals.


The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County funds services for Portage County residents through its network of agencies. Services help families, adults, teens and children with mental illness, depression, addictions, in crisis and at risk for suicide. Board-funded treatment improves the lives of thousands of Portage County, Ohio, residents who seek services from our system of care and support. The system is funded by Portage County taxpayers, along with grants and funds from the State of Ohio. Adults and families receiving services pay what they can afford, making services accessible to as many as possible. For more voter information, click here.

Treatment Works. People Recover.

Recovery is possible with services funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County. Each year thousands residents of Portage County, Ohio, benefit from the Mental Health & Recovery Board system of care. The Board and its network of agencies help:
  • Abused and troubled children
  • Teens at risk for suicide and substance abuse
  • Families with emotional and addiction problems
  • Veterans and their families
  • Adults and teens with serious mental illnesses and addictions
  • Older adults at risk for suicide, depression
  • Portage communities needing crisis services


If you or a family member is in crisis due to a mental illness, emotional problem or an addiction, we can connect you with a mental health professional or a crisis intervention specialist at one of the agencies in our system. For help now, connect with a mental health professional.
The risk for suicide increases when the depressed person abuses drugs and/or alcohol. For most people, depression is highly treatable. Anybody can be at risk. Persons with severe and persistent mental illness are also at high risk for suicide. Other vulnerable populations are older adults and youth between the ages of 15 and 24. Learn More About Suicide Help and Prevention. To find help now, Get Suicide Help and Prevention NOW.
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. Are you looking for services? Need more information on adult mental health? Do you need to know more about youth mental health?
Millions of people suffer from substance use disorders, sometimes for years. A substance use disorder means that a person is dependent on or abuses alcohol and/or drugs, including prescription drugs. An estimated 22.6 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in the past year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Anyone can be affected. Need help now, what to do next substance abuse? Start your road to recovery here.

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