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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that 1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime? The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) will have various activities and content planned in May and throughout the summer to increase public awareness, fight stigma and provide connection to local resources and support. You may see both our Mental Health Matters banners throughout the downtown Delaware area, and our messaging in local and social media.

The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board also supports our local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Their theme this year is “Why Care?” Please visit our website for more information on the “Why Care?” initiative and the supports offered by NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties.

In addition, the DMMHRSB is sponsoring First Responder Appreciation activities throughout the month of May.  This year’s theme “Bringing Help, Bringing Hope. Thank you!” is part of a statewide coordinated effort to thank individuals who spend their days and nights working tirelessly to save lives, often without knowing if the work that they do helps those that they serve. DMMHRSB thanks ALL First Responders for their dedication and perseverance in the face of the opioid crisis in our communities.

The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and support services in the Delaware and Morrow Counties.


Family Group meets once per week for 12 weeks in 120 minute sessions. An unlimited number of family members are able to enter the group during any session – schedule below. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER




5:00-7:00 PM


Session #1


Roadmap for Recovery


2/7/2019 5:00-7:00 PM


Session #2


Families in Recovery Intervention Strategies


5:00-7:00 PM


Session #3


Setting Boundaries for Codependents


2/21/2019 5:00-7:00 PM


Session #4


Detachment and Enabling “Letting Go”




5:00-7:00 PM


Session #5


Coping with the Possibility of Relapse


3/7/2019 5:00-7:00 PM


Session #6


Naloxone Training for Opiod Overdose




5:00-7:00 PM


Session #7


Reclaim Your Family From Addiction


3/21/2019 5:00-7:00 PM


Session #8


1) Alcohol Recovery

2) Marijuana



5:00-7:00 PM


Session #9



Triggers and Cravings


4/4/2019 5:00-7:00 PM


Session #10


Stages of Family Recovery




5:00-7:00 PM


Session #11


Communication Traps


5:00-7:00 PM


Session #12


Rebuilding Trust


Living Our Own Lives


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Delaware, Ohio 43015

Phone:  (740)-203-3800

Fax:  (740)-203-3799

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Morrow County Community Health Surveys Begin This Week

Mt. Gilead, Ohio – [01/07/2019] – This week, The Morrow County Community Partners will begin its second survey of Morrow County residents as part of a community health assessment process. The Community Partners are working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey. Over the next two months, 1,200 Morrow County residents ages 19 and older will be randomly selected to participate in a survey. Residents of Morrow County who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.

The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Morrow County adults. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems. The final community health assessment report will be published in the fall of 2019 at which time the results will be used to prioritize needs and create a community health improvement plan.

The Morrow County Community Partners is composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system. The partners include: Morrow County Health District, Morrow County Hospital, Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board; school districts, Maryhaven, Flying Horse Farms, Woodside Village, Emergency Management Agency, OSU Extension, Job and Family Services, Family Children First Council, and many others too numerous to list.

If you receive a survey and have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Pamela Butler, Health Commissioner.

For More Information, Contact: Pamela Butler, MPH | Health Commissioner, Morrow County Health District
Phone: (419) 947-1545| Fax (419)946-6807 Email: Pamela.Butler@morrowcountyhealth.org

Network of Care: Provider News

Turning Point: We are thrilled to have completed our capital campaign ($3.2 million) for the shelter in Delaware. DMMHRSB contributed $250K specifically for the campaign, which was an incredibly significant gift in helping us reach our goal – thank you! We are currently training new staff for the Delaware shelter, and have also been busy getting furniture/appliance deliveries and setting up. We plan to open and operate in the new year!

NAMI of Delaware and Morrow: For anyone who might be interested in being trained to facilitate a support group, we have an upcoming training January 26 & 27.This training will be offered in Delaware . Typically, training is offered in Columbus and is only available a few times each year, so this is a great opportunity to be trained if you think you might be interested. To register, please email info@namiofdel-mor.org

We also have two courses coming up for families who have a loved one with mental illness. Both are free, however registration is required:

  • NAMI Basics is a free 6-week course for parents and caregivers of children with mental health conditions. The course begins January 24, 2019 and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for six weeks (January 24 through February 28). Register at www.namiofdel-mor.org/classes
  • Family to Family  is a free 12-week course for family members and loved ones of someone with serious mental illness. This course will meet on Wednesdays beginning on March 6 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for 12 weeks (March 6 – May 29). Register at www.namiofdel-mor.org/classes




The Delaware Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) held it’s Annual Meeting in Morrow County on October 11th at Pine Lakes Golf Course.  The theme of the meeting coincided with the unveiling of the new logo and agency tagline: “Supporting Wellness. Building Hope. Transforming Lives.”

We were pleased to have Todd Walts, Executive Director of NAMI of Delaware & Morrow as our special guest speaker. During the evening we recognized and celebrated the outstanding work of community members with several awards. A special award – the Superhero Award – was presented to April Nelson for her extraordinary work on developing a Specialized Docket for individuals who were living with mental illness and court involved.  The Helping Hands Award winners included: Courtnie Howell and Benjamin McDay of Maryhaven, Cindy Ison of Southeast Healthcare, and Sarita Lawrence of Del-Mor Dwellings.  These individuals were nominated for their efforts to improve the well-being of persons in our two-county area.  The Helping Hands award recognizes and thanks those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to persons served by our mental health and recovery services system.

Support services through DMMHRSB providers resulted in thousands getting much needed help as well as preventative interventions. Prevention and early intervention services reached over 15,000 individuals in FY2017. Through the hotline and Information & Referral services over 6,000 individuals were connected to resources. To read FY2017 Annual Report visit www.dmmhrsb.org.

The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the two-county area.

For more information on DMMHRSB news and events visit www.dmmhrsb.org.

For Delaware and Morrow County event information, Contact:

Jennifer Tewell, Comm. Dir. / jtewell@ohiopps.org or 614-285-4483.

The Delaware Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) was recently recertified under the “Culture of Quality” standards by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA).

As one of only 31 Mental Health & Recovery Services Boards in Ohio that are certified, DMMHRSB was recognized for meeting and exceeding standards of quality and value. This is an important recognition and one DMMHRSB works hard to maintain, according to DMMHRSB Executive Director Deanna Brant.

As a Board we are committed to providing access to quality services to meet the needs of our residents. We achieve this through planning with community stakeholders to be efficient, effective, and accountable. It is an honor to be recognized for the value and quality of the work that we do. We proudly share this honor with our providers of care.”

The Culture of Quality has been developed by OACBHA as an evolutionary process that continuously looks for ways to advance Ohio’s behavioral health system to a system of excellence.   It is designed to enhance accountability and consistency, while allowing the flexibility for Boards to be responsive to local needs.

The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board provides a comprehensive continuum of  mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the two county area.

For more information on DMMHRSB news and events visit www.dmmhrsb.org.

For Delaware and Morrow County event information, Contact:

Jennifer Tewell, Comm. Dir. / jtewell@ohiopps.org or 614-285-4483.