mental health

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 […]

Here’s how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

BY: , and - April 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for Americans. How well are people across the country dealing with the new reality of closed businesses, shuttered schools, social distancing and the threat of the coronavirus itself? As psychology researchers, we decided to conduct an online survey to find out. On March 26, we asked 500 adults […]

Bipartisan Ohio bills seek to square state and federal mental health laws

BY: - December 19, 2019

The issue of mental health is getting attention in the Ohio Statehouse, with one law passed and some others introduced to help match state laws to federal laws. Still another seeks to create more room in state psychiatric hospitals for those who need it. In a matter of a few days at the beginning of […]