May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Ohio is your ministry partner in offering evidence-based, compassionate, licensed, accredited mental health services delivered by people you know and trust. As some people have said, we are “large enough to serve your needs and small enough to care.”

We offer a wide range of behavioral health services for people of all ages with issues such as depression, anger, anxiety, grief and loss, domestic violence, school adjustment issues, trauma, alcohol and drug addictions from state licensed, highly qualified, compassionate clinicians.

Please help people with mental health needs in our community by referring people you know from your church and community to the caring and compassionate therapists of Lutheran Social Services. Also consider supporting the ministry of LSS in your prayers, volunteering at an office located in your area or with a financial gift that will give hope and strengthen people we serve in your community.

Advent Lutheran Center

6735 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH  43560

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

May 1, 2018

7:00-8:00 pm - 1st Tuesday of each month

It’s okay to Grieve...Cry...Recover from loss.

What can I do to feel better? When will I feel like living my life again? 

If we avoid grief will it go away? You or a loved one you know who is grieving a loss are invited to experience a place where questions like these are answered personally and confidentially.

Chasing Hope

May 7, 2018

6:30-8:30 pm

Everyone is invited to attend.

This edition of Chasing Hope was created with middle and high school youth in mind and goes way beyond the scope of educating an adolescent on the facts surrounding opioid abuse.

After watching this film, the viewer will understand addiction, why risks are so much greater in adolescence, and what comes with addiction, including incarceration, violence, and possibly death. The viewer will get a chance to look at their own coping skills and how they make decisions and learn how closely linked prescribed opioids are to heroin.

Compliant with Governor Kasich’s educational requirements to teach opioid prevention, this film comes with a discussion guide, which opens up a dialogue between presenters and youth grades 6-12.

Family Roles and Addiction: How to Move Forward

May 14, 2018

7:00 pm

Going to treatment doesn’t fix everything. The individual in recovery will need continual support to maintain sobriety.

Recovery is a process that requires a long-term commitment that extends throughout a lifetime.

Families and friends are encouraged to find support groups to learn tools to help support their loved ones through recovery, as well as relinquish control over their loved ones as they seek recovery.

Recovery: Myths & Facts

May 21, 2018

7:00 pm

Families of those recovering from addiction are encouraged to attend this workshop.

The discussion will help family members with overcoming stigma and clarifying their role as a helper as it applies to their loved one who experiences addiction.


Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.