Nov 24, 2020
By Randy Ludlow
The Columbus Dispatch
Another member of Gov. Mike DeWine’s cabinet has contracted COVID-19.
Lori Criss, director of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, reported her weekend diagnosis of coronavirus in an email to her employees on Monday evening.
Criss has been featured at several of DeWine’s coronavirus news conferences to urge Ohioans to look after their mental and emotional health during the pandemic.more » Read More
December 11, 2020
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
The Highland County Press
Ohio Senators approved a bill Wednesday that would prohibit a convicted murderer from being sentenced to death if they suffered from a serious mental illness at the time of the killing.
The near-unanimous, bipartisan vote marks the next step in a years-long legislative effort to exempt those with certain mental illnesses from death row.
The Ohio Senate vote was 27-3.more » Read More
Nov 18, 2020
By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D.
What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts of “will I survive?” still freak me out until we get to a smoother air space.
Being out of control is just what I felt 19 years ago when my son told me he believed he had schizophrenia.more » Read More
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November 11, 2020
By Laura Lovett
Mobi Health News
The state of Ohio is aiming to speed up the process of matching patients with behavioral needs to inpatient psychiatric facilities with beds available through an online platform.
The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is rolling out a new online psychiatric bed registry, dubbed Behavioral Health Connection or B-Con, which was developed to give clinicians a real-time view of where there are bed openings.more » Read More
October 29, 2020
By Laura Hancock
For thousands of Ohio parents, treatment of their children’s complicated mental health and developmental issues is so expensive that they must relinquish custody to the foster system so their kids get the help they need, via Ohio Medicaid.
Mark Butler — a Central Ohio father of a son who has autism, a severe intellectual disability, several mental illnesses and is nonverbal — said that time came in 2013,more » Read More