Mental Health

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In the wake of a possible suicide, and another possible attempted suicide, from the same parking garage in one week, Ohio State students are criticizing access to mental health care on campus and questioning what more can be done. 

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After two people fell from the same parking garage within four days, The Ohio State University president Michael Drake announced he's forming a task force to evaluate national best practices and provide recommendations within 60 days. 

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Two people within four days have fallen from the same parking garage on Ohio State's campus, spurring the university to investigate what safety measures it should take.

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A recent study has revealed a correlation between a healthy diet and mental health. A diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, or the DASH diet, may reduce the risk of depression. We'll look at how this particular diet affects our brains, and how healthy eating can improve our mental health. 

Also, a look at the numbers and the costs of Alzheimer's disease.

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Gov. John Kasich has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities and community projects for the coming two years.

Mental Health And Minority Communities

Mar 29, 2018
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Minority groups such as African Americans and Latinos are often overlooked by the mental health community. Lack of availability, cultural stigma of mental illness, and discriminatory practices are among the factors that affect access to proper treatment for minorities.

We'll look at how these issues impact minority communities and what can be done to improve access to treatment.

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In his final State of the State address Tuesday, Kasich announced a new $112 million facility will replace the current Twin Valley Behavioral Health Hospital in Columbus, which was built in 1977. The state psychiatric hospital is the busiest in Ohio, and also one of the oldest.

Cavs star Kevin Love revealed Tuesday that he’s been struggling with mental health issues. Love wrote in an essay published in the Players’ Tribune that he left a game in November after suffering a panic attack.  He detailed how it left him confused and ashamed, and said that he’s started seeing a therapist.

President Trump expressed grief Thursday over the school shooting in Florida and sought to comfort victims and their families in his first public address since the mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead and many others injured.

"To every parent, teacher and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you whatever you need, whatever we can do to ease your pain," he said.

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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.

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