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In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.
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A bill now in Ohio's Legislature would prevent people convicted of aggravated murder from being sentenced to the death penalty, if they are found to have had a "serious mental illness" at the time of the offense.

Mental Health And Minority Communities

Apr 27, 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.

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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Franklin County officials say too many mentally ill inmates stay in jail too long, so they're  looking into ways to reduce jail stays.

Mental Illness and the Justice System

Jul 1, 2014

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In the US, ten times as many mentally ill people are housed in a prison or jail as in a hospital. But a new grant will invest in training for Ohio cops to recognize mental illness in ways that prevent needless arrests, and keep the mentally ill out of the prison system. We'll learn more this hour, and talk about how judges are embracing mental health court, and protecting the vulnerable.

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Veterans and PTSD: The Latest Therapies

May 22, 2014

11:00 Two million veterans have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and 1 in 5 have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental illness that can turn their lives into nightmares.  The need for effective therapies is dire, and unaided by allegations of Veterans Administration misconduct.  This hour we’ll explore the latest in PTSD therapies, and how veterans and clinicians are working to fight this post-war battle. Guests:

11:00 Are medications the only way to treat mental illness in America? How do counseling and therapy fit into treatment programs? What actually works when treating mental illness? On this hour of "All Sides," News Director Mike Thompson will discuss the differing perspectives on the treatment of mental illness in America. Guests

11:00 The stories about people who are mentally ill and struggling to cope, often with their families at their sides, are common. Last week, we heard that the suspect in the downtown stabbings, John W. Mallett, is mentally ill and off his medication. His father told The Columbus Dispatch that they had tried to get help from the courts and mental health system, but that they said they couldn’t help until he did something. Last week, he did something... And now, his father said, it’s too late.

Last week, on the west side of Columbus, a naked man begged for shelter and later froze to death. A discussion about the ethical dilemmas of ordinary citizens and the adequacy of the mental health and law enforcement systems, with The Right Thing ethics blog column author Jeffrey Seglin, The Columbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio interim executive director Terry Russell.

A discussion about mental illness and the criminal justice system in Ohio, with Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association executive director John Murphy, Columbus criminal defense attorney James Tyack, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Hogan and Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County medical director Dr. Kathy Burns, MD.

Mental Illness

Sep 23, 2010

Creating supportive homes for adults facing mental health struggles, with Melissa’s House co-founder Elaine Goldberg, journalist/author Marya Hornbacher and The Ohio State University Medical Center electroconvulsive therapy service medical director and clinical psychiatry assistant Dr. Ram Chandran Kalyanam, M.D.

Suicide Prevention

Sep 9, 2010

Suicide and depression, with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio "stigma buster," former TV newscaster and author Jack Marschall and North Central Mental Health Suicide Prevention Services coordinator Mary Brennan Hoffman and assistant coordinator Rick Baumann.