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Ross County Sheriff
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The family of a man who killed himself in the Ross County Jail has filed a wrongful death case against the sheriff.

Wellness Wednesday: New Alzheimer’s Treatments

Apr 22, 2020
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Stanford Medicine researchers have found a gene variant that protects some individuals who are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease from developing its debilitating effects.

More than 5 million Americans have symptomatic Alzheimer’s. It’s one of the leading causes of death in older people.

Researchers hope their findings will lead to better treatments and preventions for the disease.

Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz briefed the media on February 26, 2020 on deaths by suicide, drug overdose and homicide.
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Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz announced Wednesday that suicide and homicide deaths have increased 40% from the same period last year, while overdose deaths have gone up by 49%.

Wellness Wednesday: Quarantine Ethics

Feb 19, 2020
Evacuees from China arriving at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. on Feb. 5, 2020.
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Governments and health organizations are scrambling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has been blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths worldwide.

Nearly 350 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began, emerged Tuesday after 14 days quarantined at two military bases in California.

For the first time since 2014, death rates in the U.S. declined and life expectancy showed a modest uptick, according to new data released in two reports Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy at birth in 2018 was 78.7 years, 0.1 year longer than the previous year.

Young People And Stress

Jan 22, 2020
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Suicide was the leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10 and 14 between from 2007 to 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Young People And Stress

Jan 10, 2020
young adult with hands in hair.
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Suicide was the leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10 and 14 between from 2007 to 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Surveillance video taken outside of the Manhattan jail cell of accused child-sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein during his first suicide attempt was permanently deleted, prosecutors said on Thursday.

The admission, revealed in a court filing, provides another embarrassing glimpse into the failures by staff at the Metropolitan Correctional Center to adhere to protocol or keep accurate records on the troubled federal detention facility.

The request for the video was made by Epstein's former cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, who is awaiting trial on four drug-related killings.

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying by suicide in the last quarter century.

The Ohio State University

According to an Associated Press review, The Ohio State University saw a 69% increase in students seeking mental health treatment in the last five years.

Young People And Stress

Nov 25, 2019
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Suicide was the leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10 and 14 between from 2007 to 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Health.  

A singular cause is difficult to suss out, but most agree that stress and anxiety are contributing factors.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the stress and anxiety of youth and how to intervene and make a difference.  

 

Guests:

Updated at 5:18p.m. ET

Two correctional officers who were assigned to guard Jeffrey Epstein on the night he died in his cell have been indicted for allegedly ignoring more than 75 mandatory checks on the wealthy financier then fabricating records to cover it up.

Federal authorities charged Michael Thomas and Tova Noel with multiple counts of falsifying records and conspiracy. The two worked as guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal facility in Manhattan that is mostly used for defendants awaiting trial.

Thousands of posters popped up around Ohio State's campus detailing mental health resources, following a string of suicide attempts in 2018.
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Suicide rates in Ohio rose dramatically over the last decade for both people under 24 years old and people over 65, according to a new Ohio Department of Health report.

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A new study from The Ohio State University shows firearm suicides decreased slightly in states where the mental health workforce grew.

Rhonda Grizzell, Columbus Police's new Wellness Bureau Commander, has been pushing for officer wellness initiatives for years.
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Rhonda Grizzell leads me up a curved staircase to a conference room in the Columbus Police headquarters downtown. As she takes the new role of Wellness Bureau Commander, her office is in disarray while she switches working spaces.

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