Firelands Receives Grant for Mental Health
(Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Counseling & Recovery Services division is pleased to receive grant funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These funds were made available to community mental health centers (CMHCs) in order to expand access to care for their patients. Firelands received a total award of $1,265,494 for the two-year grant period beginning September 30, 2021.
Firelands is very excited to move forward and promote access to behavioral health services persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Initiatives will include increased outreach and engagement, new strategies to help streamline the process to begin treatment services, as well as other initiatives that will also be implemented with these funds. Educational and informational materials will be developed to help promote awareness of the availability of tele-behavioral health services at Firelands.
Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Counseling & Recovery Services provides a full spectrum of outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment in Ohio. The Behavioral Health program is the largest hospital-based program of its kind in the state, and the 34-bed inpatient psychiatric unit and counseling. Recovery services provide care to individuals in seven Ohio counties: Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot.