Oftentimes individuals who experience a mental health or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Many people are still unaware that prevention works and that these disorders can be treated just like other health problems. The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community”, explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental health and substance use disorders.
The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services provides funding to the following local agencies that can help a person find their path to hope, health and wellness:
Catholic Charities Services: 440-285-3537
Family Pride of Northeast Ohio: 440-286-1553
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers: 440-255-0678
NAMI Geauga: 440-286-6264
Ravenwood Health: 440-285-3568
You can also call COPELINE at 440-285-5665 or 1-888-285-5665. This is a 24-hour hotline available to Geauga County residents funded by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services.
Additionally, any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can text the keyword 4hope to 741741 and be connected to a Crisis Counselor. The Crisis Text Line is there to help those in need of support, no matter where they may be. However, emergency situations should be handled immediately with a direct call for help. If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.