Mental Health

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Doctors, nurses and staffers lined up for t-shirts, temporary tattoos and even some early morning ice cream at Nationwide Children’s Hospital near German Village. In honor of World Mental Health Day, the hospital has launched an initiative spotlighting the issue among children.

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One school district wants funding to expand mental health services. The district next door wants to hire more school resource officers. Another neighboring district wants both.

Gov. John Kasich talks about the latest official fatal overdose numbers from the Ohio Department of Health at a Statehouse press conference.
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Gov. John Kasich says his Medicaid department has made some changes to required background checks on behavioral and mental health providers – a requirement that came from an executive order he signed in July. The change is good news to hundreds of providers who feared for their jobs.

Why Your Sense Of Smell Could Be A Clue To Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 28, 2018

Your sense of smell may give doctors early clues as to whether you’ll deal with Alzheimer’s disease. Since there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are focused on ways to identify early signs and create treatments before dementia sets in. 


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The Ohio State University on Wednesday closed two parking garage rooftops for safety enhancements. The closures come about a week after a student died from falling from the Lane Avenue garage.

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Ohio Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of Medicaid providers. Some of them say the new practice will cost some good providers their jobs and will worsen tight staffing situations.

Hundreds of mental health and addiction counselors could lose their jobs because the state is now requiring criminal background checks for people who provide Medicaid services.

Suicide Prevention

Sep 18, 2018
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An Ohio State student passed away last week after falling from the top of a university parking garage. It marks the third time this year someone fell from a garage on OSU's campus and died, renewing concerns over student mental health.

Today on All Sides, managing mental health in college and how universities are addressing the issue.

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When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups.

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Exercise is good for muscle, heart and mental health.  A recently published study in Lancet Psychiatry says that there might be a point of diminishing returns, however, when it comes to mental wellbeing and exercise.  Today on Wellness Wednesday, we discuss the links between exercise and mental health.  

Lane Avenue Parking Garage
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A student has died after falling from Ohio State University’s Lane Avenue parking garage early Tuesday morning. This is the third time this year someone has fallen from one of the university’s garages.

Kasich Swears In New Mental Health Services Director

Aug 8, 2018
Dr. Mark Hurst (center) as director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services by Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday.
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Ohio's governor has sworn in the new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services.

When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel as a toddler, they did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois 10 years later.

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated.

A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied to a range of subtle effects — from mood changes to muddled thinking.

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A South Side children’s treatment center is transferring all patients out of the facility amid allegations of staff abuse and unsanitary conditions.

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