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Mental illness: A quiet storm

January 12, 2017

Today’s youth are exhibiting mental and behavioral health problems in growing numbers, and the system is ill-equipped to deal with the surge. Nationwide Children’s Hospital hopes its $158 million solution will expose a dilemma that has multiplied in the dark. Sarah was bright, but shy and socially anxious. She didn’t talk much to her Westerville more »

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NAMI Applauds Passage of Landmark Mental Health Reforms

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds a significant victory for the mental health community with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act. HR 34 will improve mental health care in America and reduce the unnecessary incarceration more »

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University Senate passes resolution to include mental-health disclaimer on course syllabi

December 6, 2016

After years of bureaucratic failure regarding its creation and implementation, a mental-health statement will now be available for professors at Ohio State to include on their course syllabi. The University Senate voted unanimously Thursday night to pass a resolution created by USG earlier this year requesting that professors incorporate a disclaimer on OSU’s mental-health resources at the more »

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Bill could improve mental health care in Clark County, supporters say

SPRINGFIELD A bill recently introduced in the Ohio Senate that would allow psychologists to prescribe medicine could improve much-needed access to mental health care in Clark County, local health leaders said. However a statewide psychiatrists group believe the training requirements in the bill aren’t enough to allow them to prescribe drugs. Senate Bill 300 was more »

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