Mental Health

Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Ohio Bill Requires Reporting of Mental Health Information

Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.

The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.

Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.

The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.

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Statewide News
12:42 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

State Offers Up 5 Mil. in New Funding for Mental Illness

Last week, following a news conference to announce a new health insurance mandate on treating children with autism, Governor John Kasich also addressed 'mental health' and it's connection to violence.  He announced that five million dollars in new funding would be available to help Ohio families with intervention and counseling.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney has more on the story.
 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon December 24, 2012

WYSO Weekend: December 23, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 23, 2012 including the following stories:

- Emily McCord reports on "Dropoly," a joint initiative from the University of Dayton and Energize Clinton County to help residents save money.

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Kent Youngman, CEO of the Greene County Mental Health and Recovery Board, about substances abuse and mental health issues and awareness in the area.

- Two speeches from the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize: Adam Hochshild, the nonfiction winner, and fiction winner, Anderw Krivak. 

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