Mental Health

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The Ohio State University

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.


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.


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.
Office of the Governor

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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Gov. John Kasich has named a new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services, after the agency’s leader stepped down last week.

Mental Health and Minority Communities

Jul 3, 2018

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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On Sunday, the state will officially move providers of behavioral health services for low-income Ohioans into Medicaid managed care.

Suicide on the Rise

Jun 22, 2018
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Last week, chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade both passed away from suicide. The Centers for Disease Control also reported a nearly 30 percent increase in suicide deaths in the United States from 1999 until 2016. Experts have linked the rise to lack of mental health resources as well as other factors such as inadequate coping skills.

Today, we discuss the CDC's report and the impact high-profile suicide deaths can have on the public.