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.


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155 East Main St.
Kent OHIO 44240

P: 330-673-1756
F: 330-673-1330


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For 24 HR help in a crisis call:

Addiction: 330-678-3006

Mental Health: 330-296-3555


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Event News and Articles of Interest

December 13, 2019

Three Portage County officers were recognized as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officers of the Year: Officer Diane Dudziak of the Kent State University Police Department, Patrolman Scott Krieger of the Ravenna Police Department, and Officer Dominic Poe of the Kent Pol...

November 25, 2019

Representative Randi Clites (Ohio House District 17) met with members of the Board, staff, and our network of agencies for a discussion on mental health and addiction services in Portage County.

Pictured above are Kathy Regal, Children's Advantage CEO; Mark Fr...

November 6, 2019

Police officers from around the county recently completed the crisis intervention team (CIT) training coordinated by the Mental Health & Recovery Board.

The CIT program trains officers and others to handle incidents involving people who have a mental illness, to manage...

August 22, 2019

Properly disposing of your unused and expired medications is something we can all do - and encourage our friends and family to do - to help keep our communities safe. 

Do not flush pills down the toilet!

Each Portage County police station has a drug drop-off box which ar...

May 31, 2019

Portage County held its first Peer Recovery Supporter Training in May. A peer supporter is someone with a shared experience of living with mental illness or an addiction. Peer supporters work one-on-one as role models, mentors, coaches, and advocates to support people...

May 7, 2019

The Family Conference on Addiction organized by the Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition was held on May 4. 

Rose Deroia, a pharmacist for Cardinal Health and resident of Portage County, gave her perspective as a family member whose world has been forever changed...

March 20, 2019

photo credit: Record Courier, February 2019

Peer recovery supporters are partnering with Portage County first responders to offer help to people who are struggling with addiction.

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County hosted an event for the city, village,...

February 20, 2019

Officers Bill Atha of the Kent State University Police Department, Chris Hartlaub of the NEOMED Police Department, and Ryan Wolf of the Streetsboro Police Department were recognized as Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officers of the Year by the Mental Health & Recovery...

February 20, 2019

The community wished retiring Mental Health & Recovery Board Executive Director Joel Mowrey, PhD well at a reception held in his honor in December 2018.

Published by Record Courier:
By BOB GAETJENS Reporter, Posted Jan 8, 2019 at 12:01 AM

November 19, 2018

Portage County police officers received Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to help them handle incidents involving people experiencing mental distress. The CIT program trains officers to manage crisis situations for the safety of everyone involved and to learn abo...

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