The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board has been serving the 112,075 residents of Columbiana County since 1969. The Board contracts with service agencies to provide treatment and support for persons with mental health and substance abuse problems. The Board plans, funds, and monitors a comprehensive system of mental health and substance abuse services for both children and adults.
Public accountability for the system is assured through a citizen governing board composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and civic leaders from all walks of life. The board helps the community to "care for its own" thereby building a healthier community. By working with a variety of community based agencies to promote prevention, education, and treatment services, the Board strives to keep families intact and functional and helps individuals who are isolated due to their illnesses or disabilities.
211 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need help or access to human services. It is a free 24-hour service, so you get the help you need when you need it. You may also search for resources online by visiting Help Hotline Crisis Center's website at www.helphotline.org, and clicking on the button, "Click Here to Search the 211 Data Base."
On June 22, 2016, 105 community leaders attended training on how to help youth to maximize their potential and avoid harming their health. The more developmental assets youth have, and the fewer risk factors youth have, the better equipped they are to make good decisions. Please visit the Resources Section of this website for information provided during the training that is important for everyone to know in order for our youth to thrive.
Help Hotline Crisis Center offers a Peer-to-Peer Telephone Support Service to help people who are coping with mental health, alcohol, or drug problems which may arise in their lives. It is available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by calling 1-866-303-PEER (7337). It is funded in part by the mental health and recvovery boards of Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties. Trained peer volunteers from the three counties will be answering the phones.