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June 9, 2020

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County along with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities declare that racism is a public health crisis. As a driving force of the social determinants of health, racism causes persistent discrimination...

May 15, 2020

The COVID19 pandemic can take an emotional toll on us as well as a physical toll. Stress, anxiety, frustration, and even fear are normal feelings to be experiencing during this uncertain time.

Ways to handle stress

  • Take a break from the news and social media.

  • Ge...

May 11, 2020

The isolation and economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic are creating a ripple effect of mental health issues.

For individuals fighting addiction, the social isolation and additional stressors may lead to relapse.

“Almost all relapses occur when the person...

May 11, 2020

Behavioral health care is essential. As the COVID pandemic swept through the county, mental health & addiction treatment service providers needed to modify the delivery of their services to adhere with Ohio’s Stay at Home Order.

To help with this, the Ohio Departments o...

May 11, 2020

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency -...

April 3, 2020

Townhall II and Portage County School Districts Continue to Teach Health and Wellness During Closures

Schools may be closed, but the Portage County school districts and Townhall II are still delivering important drug prevention lessons to students.

Townhall II’s Preventi...

April 3, 2020

Long-time Portage resident Frank Hairston joined the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County in the fall of 2019. The Board is comprised of 18 volunteer members, with 10 being commissioner appointments and 8 appointed through the Ohio Department of Mental Heal...

April 2, 2020

Working from home is one of the many adjustments people and organizations are having to make during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some tips to ease the stress.

Show compassion for your co-workers
These are unprecedented times and people are experiencing high levels...

March 17, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are experiencing high levels of stress &

anxiety. Follow these tips to help you cope during this stressful time. Also know that mental health professionals are available to help.

Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of CO...

February 4, 2020

Vaping, alcohol use, and social media bullying were some of the topics discussed by nearly 100 Portage County high school students during a Youth Leadership Summit organized by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County and Townhall II. The event was facilita...

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