MOUNT GILEAD — The Delaware Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) held its annual meeting Oct. 11 at Pine Lakes Golf Course. The theme of the meeting coincided with the unveiling of the new logo and agency tagline: “Supporting Wellness. Building Hope. Transforming Lives.”
Todd Walts, Executive Director of NAMI of Delaware & Morrow, was special guest speaker. During the evening they recognized and celebrated the outstanding work of community members with several awards.
A special award, the Superhero Award, was presented to April Nelson for her extraordinary work on developing a Specialized Docket for individuals who were living with mental illness and court-involved. The Helping Hands Award winners included Courtnie Howell and Benjamin McDay of Maryhaven, Cindy Ison of Southeast Healthcare, and Sarita Lawrence of Del-Mor Dwellings.
These individuals were nominated for their efforts to improve the well-being of persons in our two-county area. The Helping Hands award recognizes and thanks those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to persons served by the mental health and recovery services system.
Support services through DMMHRSB providers resulted in thousands getting much needed help as well as preventative interventions. Prevention and early intervention services reached more than 15,000 individuals in fiscal year 2017. Through the hotline and Information & Referral services 6,000 individuals were connected to resources. To read FY2017 annual report visit www.dmmhrs.org.
The board provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the two-county area.
For information on DMMHRSB news and events visit www.dmmhrsb.org.