Mental Health

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President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that would extend mental health care to military service members transitioning out of the Armed Forces and back to civilian life.

Forty-three of the largest public universities in the U.S. do not track student suicides, according to recent findings from The Associated Press, despite efforts to improve mental health on campus.

Ron Fleming is 74 now, but he's spent most of his life trying to recapture what life felt like when he was 21, fighting in Vietnam.


At a hair salon on the west side of Cleveland, Kritzia Basmeson is finishing her shift, packing away brushes and curling irons before going to pick up her two daughters from school. She just arrived in Cleveland from Puerto Rico a few weeks ago, one of the thousands of people being resettled in Northeast Ohio after Hurricane Maria.

For Basmeson, the memories of the storm are still vivid.

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On a fall morning, Gary Jones takes a walk in his wooded property in Licking County. Like many people, long walks helps him to clear his head.

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The state is redesigning the way mental health and addiction services are covered under health care plans. Those services are critical in fighting the deadly opioid crisis. That means a lot of testing is needed before implementing the new system.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital plans to develop a care center dedicated to mental health and wellness for children, adolescents and teens. We'll look at how design and architecture play a key role in the development of these types of facilities. Also new studies give a clue as to what causes that sudden weight gain during menopause. 

Wellness Wednesday: DNA App Store, NFL

Aug 2, 2017
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The ability to have information about  your genetic makeup right at your fingertips is here and affordable. A Silicon Valley company known as Helix is launching an app to make it possible for people to download and explore their genetics. Experts say this new app could change how we perceive people as healthy .

 Today we are talking about the DNA app store, NFL concussion research and technology and mental health.

Teen Suicide in the Media

May 3, 2017
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The new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" has recently stirred up controversy for its depiction of teen suicide. Educators and psychologists have warned that it could potentially trigger teens who are already mediating suicide to attempt it. Some have also accused it of glamorizing suicide, claiming the situation that unfolds after the main character takes her life is unrealistic.

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A new report shows that one of the biggest health concerns in Ohio is the smoking rate, and if Ohio could cut it down many lives and millions of dollars in healthcare costs could be saved.

The report found that 22 percent of Ohio residents are smokers, ranking Ohio at 43rd in the country, and 1 in 10 children live in a home with tobacco users, ranking Ohio 49th in the country. Today we'll discuss smoking in Ohio, wellbeing in the workplace, and diaper health and accessibility.

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