Mission: We transform how people think about mental illness, make it easier to get help, and give people the support they need to get better and stay better.
Programs: The following information is for the twelve-month period of january 1, 2017 - december 31, 2017. The mhafc ombudsman program served 994 clients during 2017, which includes the part-time ombudsman providing services at the cova recovery works site. Mhafc continued its pro bono counseling program, linking volunteer licensed therapists with people needing free mental health counseling. Since its inception, the program has had 348 volunteer clinicians. In 2017, mhafc linked 201 individuals to free mental health counseling. Ninety days after linking with a pbcp volunteer clinician, 44% of clients reported improvement in their daily functioning, and 72% reported making progress toward their initial counseling goals. The mhafc maternal mental health program, poem (perinatal outreach and encouragement for moms), provides support groups, mentoring mom program, and a referral & support line. The program served 816 clients. 92% of participants responding reported improved ability to deal with daily problems and a reduction in their symptoms. Mhafc provided 5,827 contact hours of programming to mental health clients and their family members through support groups in depression, schizophrenics anonymous, families in touch, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and mindful living. Mhafc's get connected program provided classes to 63 clients with severe mental illness to improve their physical health-related issues. The consumer-activation measurement tool used at the completion of the program showed 100% know more about and 96% made changes in managing their personal health, and 96% set a goal and made some progress toward that goal since starting gc. Mhafc expanded its workplace wellbeing program through the ohio department of mental health and addiction services by conducting workplace assessments with thirteen ohiomhas-licensed behavioral health providers. Mhafc conducted trainings for columbus police officers on working with people with mental illness. Mhafc screened 1,873 people for depression, anxiety, ptsd, psychosis, substance abuse issues, youth mental health issues and bipolar disorder. Mhafc conducted trainings in mental health first aid, de-escalation strategies, perinatal mental health, and accessing mental health resources. Mhafc continued its ohio mental health caucus to help educate legislators on mental health issues affecting ohioans. Mhafc continues to take part in the coalition for healthy communities, a consortium of 22 statewide organizations advocating for improved behavioral healthcare in ohio.