January 2020
Back to Basics with Dr. James Mooney, M.D.
In this brief reflection, Dr. Mooney discusses the power love has to develop trust and calls on us all to listen better to those in need. For, as the Dalai Lama XIV has said, “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationship with others.”
Agency Spotlight

Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Since 1976, Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ACCADA) has brought hope and healing to our community through its substance disorder treatment services. Visit their website to learn more about ACCADA and their services.
Pat Risser RSVP Conference | March 31, 2020
The 12th Annual Pat Risser RSVP Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. “Empowerment Through Advocacy” is the conference’s theme, presented by keynote speaker James B. Gottstein, Esq. Visit our website for full details.
Mental Health Tips
Nine Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It's about your overall psychological well-being—the way you feel about yourself and others, as well as your ability to manage your feelings and deal with everyday difficulties. This Psychology Today article discusses some great ways you can start improving your overall mental health today.
A More Grateful 2020
There are many New Year's resolutions that can improve your mental health, and finding ways to be grateful is one of them. Why not incorporate gratitude into your resolutions for 2020? Read more about the benefits of intentional gratitude. 
Recent News

Ashland County Community Health Needs Assessment
Local community partners and agencies, including the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, Ashland County General Health District, UH Hospitals, and Ashland County Commissioners, joined forces to assess the health status and needs of our community. The mission of this collaborative is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Ashland County. Surveys were administered in 2018 and 2019, and Target Action Groups will be implementing new programs, processes and interventions to address these priority areas over the next 3 years to improve health outcomes. For more information view the survey data and health improvement plan.
Prevention Tip
 Teach Kids How to Identify Bullying and How to
Stand Up to It Safely
Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It's about your overall psychological well-being—the way you feel about yourself and others, as well as your ability to manage your feelings and deal with everyday difficulties. This Psychology Today article discusses some great ways you can start improving your overall mental health today.
"We humans are intimately interconnected. How we treat each other matters..."

Jon Kabat-Zinn