MHRS changing name to ‘Mental Health Recovery Board’


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The year isn’t the only thing that’s soon to change. Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRS) — the board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services — will also have a new name come 2020.

The MHRS Board of Directors has approved a name change to “Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties” starting in January 2020. Colleen Chamberlain, MHRS executive director, said there are several reasons for the switch.

“One of the biggest reasons for the change is to reflect what we actually are: a board set up through the Ohio Revised Code to plan, fund, monitor, and evaluate services and programs for residents who are living with mental health and addiction issues,” Chamberlain said.

“Second, there has been confusion over the years about whether we do direct services. We’ve always gotten phone calls from people asking to make appointments or if we take certain insurances. Changing the name to include the word ‘board’ should help to clear up that confusion.”

In addition to the name, the logo will also change. MHRS plans to roll that out at the start of 2020 and continue communicating the change well into the new year.

For more information, visit mhrsonline.org.

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