Mental Health & Recovery Board Seeks Members

ccmhrbBATAVIA, Ohio (Aug. 11, 2015) — Clermont County residents who are interested in assisting with the direction of local addiction and mental health services in the county are invited to contact the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB) about volunteer positions on its Board of Directors.

Two positions will be appointed by County Commissioners, from applications gathered and reviewed by the CCMHRB. Applicants must live in the county and have an interest in mental health and/or alcohol/drug issues.

Two additional positions will be appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). One must be a person who has received services for alcohol and/or drug use and the other can be a mental health or addictions professional, a family member of someone who has or had a mental health or addiction issue, or someone involved in advocating for mental health and/or alcohol/drug services.

The selected individuals would join a 14-member board representing a variety of interests, including professionals from the mental health and alcohol/drug fields, family members, individuals in recovery, and community representatives.  The Board meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month; members also are involved periodically in committee meetings.

CCMHRB is the local board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services.  It is the county agency responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and funding all mental health and addiction services in the county provided through public dollars.

If you are interested in serving on the board, please email a letter of interest and a resume to CCMHRB, or mail to CCMHRB, 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103, or call the CCMHRB office at 513-732-5400 for more information.