In an effort to raise awareness and improve mental health, the Four County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental health services, (ADAMhs) Board has awarded the four county area health departments, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties $250,000 to implement a mental wellness communications campaign. This funding will be utilized in the four county area to increase the community’s understanding of what mental health means, how to be mentally well, and how to maintain that wellness.

The four county area health departments have begun a mass media campaign utilizing various sources of advertising to promote mental health messages across the four county area including social media campaigns, billboards, radio, movie theaters, and print advertising, such as newspapers. The campaign will focus on simple ways you can improve your mental wellness every day. For example, not only is exercise good for your body but it is also good for you mind. Physical activity releases endorphins, or hormones, which make the body and mind feel good. It can also provide some stress release. You may have already seen or heard some of these helpful hints on a billboard or on the radio.

Click HERE for more information on the 4 Your Mental Health Campaign


What do you do to balance your mental wellness?

Mental health is about knowing how to cope with stressful situations and achieving balance in your life. Mental wellness is just as important as your physical health.


Try these tips to improve your mental wellness:

  • Get moving to manage stress. Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever.
  • Make time with family and friends to benefit from social relationships.
  • Eating healthy is just as important for your body as it is for your mind.