mental health

Advocates urge more work in youth mental health

BY: - August 24, 2022

Mental health services for Ohio’s children have consistently needed improvements, according to experts. Areas across the state are still hurting for access, they say, and need help getting kids what they need to react to mental health issues, and prevent them before they happen. “Ohio has an opportunity to invest in children, so that we’re […]

Educators, counselors in Ohio say schools need more mental health resources

BY: - August 8, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   It’s time for students in Ohio to start heading back to […]

Out-of-state counselors, therapists will soon be able to work in Ohio

BY: - May 31, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A state boundary line shouldn’t be what stops someone from getting […]

As teen mental health worsens, schools learn how to help

BY: - April 20, 2022

Story from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you can get help by calling the confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK. Teen mental health already was deteriorating before the coronavirus pandemic. In the two years since, the isolation, […]

Former OSU professor begs for job back after ‘manic episode,’ university refuses

BY: - April 12, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A former Ohio State University professor who resigned during a “psychotic […]

‘Ohio is strong.’ DeWine emphasizes mental health, avoids controversy at State of the State

BY: - March 24, 2022

After two years of being wracked by a deadly pandemic and nationwide political turbulence, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine delivered a “State of the State” address aimed to force a political system to steadier times. Addressing the legislature, justices on the Supreme Court, ranking state officials, and the state at large, DeWine avoided heated political issues […]

Four months from launch, Ohio lawmakers debate costs of new 988 mental health line

BY: - March 17, 2022

Ohio is working on legislation to set up 988, a new suicide and mental health support line. The number, which will accept calls and texts, launches nationwide in July thanks to federal legislation signed by former President Donald Trump in 2020. Service providers see the transition to a simple, three-digit number as an important step […]

COVID harmed kids’ mental health — and schools are feeling it

BY: - November 9, 2021

This story originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts After more than 18 months of school closures and social isolation, the nation’s more than 50 million public school children are mostly back at their desks. But two months into the fall semester, teachers and students already are saying they need a break. The […]

OSU study: Young adult mental health worsened during pandemic

BY: - July 26, 2021

A study led by researchers at Ohio State University showed adolescent males had worsened mental health during the pandemic. “It made my whole life weird,” said one participant in response to a question about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted them. In the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health and co-led by researchers […]

With new legislation supporting mental health housing, property tax case gets sent back to state

BY: - May 25, 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court vacated the decision of a state tax board that said tax exemptions shouldn’t apply to a permanent supportive housing facility for low-income individuals seeking mental health and addiction services. The case came to the state’s highest court after the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals reversed a property tax exemption for Hawthorn […]

Testing should take a back seat to mental health, educators say

BY: - February 19, 2021

Educators say the focus of schooling this year should be recovering from the trauma of a pandemic rather than worrying about testing scores. The Ohio House committee on primary and secondary education is moving along with House Bill 67, a Republican-sponsored bill to waive state testing for the school year and request a waiver for […]

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New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America’s mental health

BY: - May 12, 2020

When the novel coronavirus roared into the U.S., mental health took a back seat to physical health. The number one priority was making sure hospitals wouldn’t be overwhelmed and that as many lives as possible could be saved. Schools closed, remote work became the norm, restaurants shuttered and getting together with friends was no longer […]