Mental Health

The Medina nonprofit OutSupport was formed as a grassroots discussion group in 2013.
OutSupport

A Medina-based nonprofit has been awarded a grant to supply dozens of transgender teens with specialized clothing that can provide comfort and even save lives.

The continued stress from COVID-19 has heightened mental health problems nationwide. And some experts say that has led to an increase in drug overdoses.

New research has found that nearly 1 person in 5 diagnosed with COVID-19 is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder like anxiety, depression or insomnia within three months.

The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, using electronic health records for 69.8 million patients in the U.S. — including more than 62,000 diagnosed with COVID-19.

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More than 70% of Franklin County voters approved a levy for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH).

Teaching is already challenging enough without a pandemic shaking up how the classroom operates. As schools reopen, many districts are focused on keeping their staff and students safe from COVID-19. But the pandemic is also taking a toll on teachers’ mental health. 

Men tend to be less likely than women to go to the doctor, according to health officials, and a new survey released by the Cleveland Clinic found the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated this ongoing problem.

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The city’s Commission On Black Girls is putting forward a list of recommendations to improve the quality of life for African American girls and women in Columbus.

Adolescent Mental Health Issues Magnified By COVID-19

Jul 28, 2020
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This episode originally aired on July 15, 2020.

Nearly one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third of them show signs of depression.

Adolescent Mental Health Issues Magnified By COVID-19

Jul 17, 2020
Teen sitting alone using phone.
Fangirl / Pixabay

This episode originally aired on July 15, 2020.

Nearly one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third of them show signs of depression.

That’s according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, using data compiled before the pandemic.

Adolescent Mental Health Issues Magnified By COVID-19

Jul 15, 2020
Teen sitting alone using phone.
Fangirl / Pixabay

Nearly one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third of them show signs of depression.

That’s according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, using data compiled before the pandemic.

A new study published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine warns that health care providers may be experiencing increased burnout due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cleveland Clinic anesthesiologist and study co-author Dr. Praveen Chahar said provider burnout isn’t new, but dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has caused even more stress.

“One of the biggest reasons of increased stress in healthcare providers was a fear of getting infected themselves and a fear of infecting their loved ones,” he said.

Brandon Duncan describes himself as fearless. So when he first heard news reports about the novel coronavirus, the 30-year-old wasn’t afraid for himself. 

“I’m like, how is this going to affect Danny?” he says.

Pictures of the brain in COVID-19 patients are yielding clues that may help identify the virus sooner.

WOSU's project Letters From Home is sharing stories from isolation—how Ohioans are getting through this pandemic, alone and together. While the coronavirus has undoubtedly impacted the physical health of the nation, it's taking a toll on mental health as well.

Studies have found the rates of mental illness and suicide are higher for farmers. They work long hours, have limited social contact and are at the mercy of factors such as weather. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is creating even greater challenges to their livelihood—and mental health. 

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