Keeping Ashland Healthy

Keeping Ashland Healthy

The “Keeping Ashland Healthy Podcast” is devoted to mental health topics affecting the Ashland, Ohio community. It’s an education tool covering a broad spectrum of issues related to the mental health field. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County provides support, direction, and resources to guide you to the help you need. Learn more at ashlandmhrb.org.

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May 28, 2024 26 mins

Dr. Ashley and the Boss conclude their three-part series highlighting agency directors by interviewing Jerry Strausbaugh, the Director of Appleseed Community Mental Health Center. Dr. Strausbaugh shares some personal and professional memories of his time with Appleseed as well as his hopes for the future. Appleseed can be reached by calling 419-281-3716 or by visiting their website at: https://www.appleseedmentalhealth.com/

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ACCADA Director Rick Ford is the guest on the Dr. Ashley and The Boss podcast. Rick discusses the substance use prevention and treatment services provided by ACCADA to Ashland County and some of the unique challenges experienced by the those working in the community behavioral health system. ACCADA can be reached by calling 419-289-7675 or by visiting their website at: https://www.accada.org/

(Record Date: February 27, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and the Boss discuss the importance of normalizing conversations about the struggles we all face. They spotlight several opportunities for community members to get involved. Finally, attention is drawn to the board's educational and promotional efforts throughout the month of May.

(Record Date: April 30, 2024)
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Left on his own, The Boss interviews Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland Director, Sheryl Villegas. In this new three-part series, attention is drawn to the partnership of the Board and their provider contracts as well as getting to know a bit about the people leading the organization. Catholic Charities can be reached by calling 419-289-1903 or by visiting their website at: https://www.ccdocle.org/counties/ashland

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Venerable Board member Katie Wright reflects on her twenty years of Board service. Katie highlights those programs and services that she feels are making the biggest difference in the county.
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Veteran Board member Shari Shafer discusses her personal connection with the work of the Board and how she’s seen an increased openness to discussing mental health and substance use issues.

(Record Date: February 13, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and the Boss reviewed the day that was RSVP. They highlight each conference session and the speakers, bringing valuable content to life. Important contact information for follow-up is shared, and listeners are encouraged to check out all the conference materials at: https://www.ashlandmhrb.org/rsvp-conference/


(Record Date: April 3, 2024)
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Long-time Board member Connie Butler shares memories, insights, and encouragement with Dr. Ashley and The Boss.

(Record Date: January 29, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and The Boss “Axe” Ben Key the tough questions. Ben explains why being the youngest Board member is an advantage.

(Record Date: February 6, 2024)
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Former Board Chair, retired Professor, and longtime area social worker Nancy Udolph sits down with Dr. Ashley and The Boss to describe the importance of serving on Ashland’s Mental Health & Recover Board.

(Record Date: January 29, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and the Boss talk about this year’s conference. The conference will focus on art and music therapy and continue Pat Risser and Steve Stone’s legacy of a conference focused on alternative approaches to helping persons struggling with mental/emotional distress as well as substance use.

(Record Date: February 8, 2024)
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The Boss was left alone to interview Board Member Cindy Kyser. Find out how the nicest corrections officer ever ended up on the Board!

(Record Date: January 23, 2024)
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The Boss and Board Member Dennis Dyer discuss Board programs and how his long experience as a substance use counselor helped in being an effective board member.

(Record Date: January 2, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and The Boss get valuable insights from long-time resident and educator, Tom Gaus. Tom talks about the areas he feels is making the most community impact and what the community needs to know about the work of the board.

(Record Date: January 8, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and The Boss interviewed the current MHRB Planning Chair, Sara Battison. “South County Sara” emphasized the passion and commitment she’s witnessed in the Board’s contract partners (Appleseed, Catholic Charities, and ACCADA.)

(Record Date: January 2, 2024)
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Dr. Ashley and The Boss interviewed the current MHRB Vice-Chair, Andrew Kinney. Andy discussed the important work of the Board and how vital community collaborations are at the heart of why the Board is so successful.

(Record Date: December 21, 2023)
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Dr. Ashley and The Boss interviewed the current MHRB Finance Committee Chair, Chad Brown. Chad talked about his personal motivation in serving, the importance of being a local resident, and why a message of hope is needed in Ashland and beyond.

(Record Date: December 19, 2023)
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In this episode, Executive Director David Ross talks about restarting Celebrate Recovery in Ashland County, a special service at First United Methodist Church for those who’ve lost someone to suicide or an overdose, and recent statistics on suicide.

Find out more at https://ashlandfirst.org/ and www.ashlandmhr.org

(Record Date: December 12, 2023)
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Episode 42 – MHRB of Ashland County Spotlight – Board Chair, Mary Deeter

Dr. Ashley and The Boss interview current MHRB Chair, Mary Deeter about her motivation to serve, how she feels the Board is positively impacting Ashland County, and the importance of a resilient coffee mug!
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Episode 41 – ADAMH Boards – What they do & Who they are.
Executive Director David Ross provides an overview of Ohio’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards with a specific focus on the Board in Ashland County. Ohio Revised Code Chapter 340 forms the basis for the episode.
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