mental health

Huge mental health investment coming to Ohio

BY: - January 10, 2023

After making mental health a priority since taking office in early 2019, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed $175 million in mental health expenditures into law.  The expenditures are divided into two tranches, according to documents provided by the Office of Budget and Management.  “This additional $175 million investment in mental health infrastructure expansion and workforce […]

Economists: Mental health, social spending will pay for itself

BY: - December 29, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed package of expanded mental health services has drawn the near-unanimous approval of a panel of Ohio economists, according to a survey released this week. But one questioned how likely it is to actually happen. DeWine in November renewed an earlier proposal to use $85 million in unexpended federal coronavirus aid […]

COMMENTARY

Conversion therapy bans could prevent hundreds of youth suicides over the next decade

BY: - October 31, 2022

Last Monday, the Akron City Council voted to ban conversion therapy in the city, making it the eleventh city in Ohio to do so.  The pseudoscientific practice referred to as “conversion therapy” encompasses counseling aimed at children focused on changing sexual orientation. The practice has been condemned by the American Medical Association, the American Counseling […]

Depression in Ohio higher than nation, poor mental health increasing

BY: - October 27, 2022

A new study shows incidents of depression are above the national average in the Ohio, and reported suicides are up as well. Overall, the percentage of Ohioans reporting poor mental health was up, according to research from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. “Like other areas of health, data show that access to care is […]

Lawmakers team up with Northeast Ohio medical school to combat mental health worker shortage

BY: - October 14, 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. As Ohio continues to suffer from a mental health professional shortage, lawmakers have teamed […]

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 […]

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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 […]