Our History

Appleseed was founded in 1992 concentrating in providing adult mental health services; counseling, case management, crisis intervention, pre-hospitalization screening, diagnosis and medication/somatic.

In 1993 the agency added housing services for low and moderate income people.  Two apartments were purchased in 1994 through a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to house individuals with severe mental disability.

Services for children and families were added in 1995 and Appleseed became a full service mental health agency.

Under the umbrella of Appleseed the following supporting programs are also provided to Ashland County community members: Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven Shelter, Community/School Liaison program,  Keeping Families Strong home-based services, and the Supported Employment program.

Since its founding the agency has provided mental health services to the Ashland community. The agency has grown from its beginning with 12 employees serving only adults seeking mental health treatment to its current role in the community offering mental health care to all ages, services in all of the local schools systems, co-occurring substance use and mental health services, employment services, 24 hour crisis mental health intervention, community housing  programming, and domestic violence and 24 hour sexual assault shelter and support services.

Appleseed’s vision is to Enrich our community by restoring hope to families and individuals so they can live healthy, whole, and productive lives.

The agency’s mission is: Appleseed walks with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance-use disorder, and victim services.

Recent Updates

Self-Care and Stress Management Tips

We are winding down National Recovery Awareness Month and National Suicide Awareness Month. Both of these issues can be made worse by interpersonal tensions and stress. With COVID-19 still disrupting how we live and the intensifying election propaganda, we need to intentionally make time for self-care. Below are a few self-care tips for stress management.

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or death please know, there is help. Take that step to share your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust. Appleseed has caring staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling our 24 Hour Crisis hotline at (419) 289-6111. You may also visit Suicidepreventionlifeline.org for more information.

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September is National Recovery Month

Recovery is possible. There are many great recovery communities in our area.  Don't let anything keep you from reaching out. There are paths that will allow you to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of very difficult life experiences. If you find yourself addicted and struggling remember you are loveable, forgivable, and changeable.

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