This month’s Mercer Savings Bank Giving Mission recipient is Foundations Behavioral Health, a mental health and addiction treatment center in Celina.
Get to Know Foundations
Foundations has two locations near Celina. Their outpatient behavioral health services office is located west of town on Route 29. The Foundations Recovery Clubhouse, located in town, provides a space for group therapy, activities, and case management.
Foundations has served residents in the tri-county area for more than 40 years and provide services to more than 1,000 clients at any given time.
“We are always here to provide services to people who are struggling with coping with their mental health or with an addiction,” said Diana Gable, executive director at Foundations. “[You] can call us at any time of the day, and we have a crisis line. We’re always only a phone call away.”
Anyone can make an appointment — no referral is needed. Residents of Mercer, Van Wert, or Paulding County are also eligible for a sliding-scale fee.
Bringing Mental Health Support to Mercer County
Gable said the conversation is beginning to open up about the need for mental health care, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
“We really want to help people manage their emotions better and cope with life difficulties. I just think it’s important for people to be able to talk about what’s going on in their lives and feel good about themselves so that they can help each other and have good, strong relationships in their life,” she added.
Gable said watching people improve and progress is her favorite part of the job.
“We do a lot of great work here and help a lot of different people through all different walks of life,” she said. “And it’s pretty neat to see people when they come in and they’re feeling pretty depressed or anxious, and they go through some counseling sessions and they’re able to figure out how to manage life a little better.”
Giving Back to Foundations Behavioral Health
Foundations plans to use the Giving Mission funds to provide two upcoming workshops at its Clubhouse location. One will be geared toward women and providing healthy tools to deal with emotions. Another will focus on helping people with alcohol use disorders find alternative coping mechanisms.
Community members who would like to donate to Foundations may do so by calling Gable at email@example.com, or by calling the office at 419-584-1000.