Behavioral Health Needs Your Vote

by Erika Brooks on September 7, 2012 at 6:30 am

The election season is heating up with reminders to vote.

Muskingum Behavioral Health is hoping its levy kick-off will stir up a renewal vote for Mental Health and Recovery Services. On Friday, they held a tailgate party reminding the community of the importance of their programs.

"The levy in Muskingum County is vital, it provides the foundation for all of our services between Thompkins Center, Six County and Muskingum Behavioral Health," said Behavioral Health Executive Director, Steve Carrel.

The levy brings in about $180,000 a year for Muskingum Behavioral Health. Although Carrel has a fear that the levy may not pass, he says support from the community is stronger than it has ever been in the past.

"More and more people are realizing how drug and alcohol and mental health problems impact all aspects of our community and all aspects of everybody’s lives and that people can get into recovery," said Carrel.

If approved,the 10-year, one mill renewal levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home, $20.00 a year.