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Ohio bill to establish fund to pay for mental health treatment and lost wages from PTSD

January 26, 2021

December 27, 2020 By Eileen McClory, Journal-News EMS 1 https://www.ems1.com/legislation-funding/articles/ohio-bill-to-establish-fund-to-pay-for-mental-health-treatment-and-lost-wages-from-ptsd-vECT7ukunaeEs01m/ Police and firefighters won a long-fought victory at the Ohio Statehouse last week when lawmakers approved a bill to establish a fund to pay for mental health treatment and lost wages for first responders who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. House Bill 308 cleared more »

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Advice on how to identify opioid abuse, talk to friends about mental health

December 21, 2020 By Ohio Opioid Education Alliance ABC6 https://abc6onyourside.com/features/sinclair-cares/advice-on-how-to-identify-opioid-abuse-talk-to-friends-about-mental-health COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sadly, opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. The Franklin County coroner reported a 73.4% increase in opioid overdose deaths between January and June 2020. In fact, drug overdoses killed more Ohioans in May than in any month during the last more »

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The Mental Health of the Modern Dad

Dec 21, 2020 By Anthony Nedelman, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2020/The-Mental-Health-of-the-Modern-Dad Like most men, I find myself unable to keep all the plates spinning nicely on their poles. As a husband, father of a three-year-old and a four-month old, and a working professional, the only time I can get anything done for me is while everyone is more »

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NAMI Celebrates Wins For Mental Health In COVID Relief And FY 2021 Federal Budget

12/22/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Celebrates-Wins-for-Mental-Health-in-COVID-Relief-and-FY-2021-Federal-Budget Late yesterday, Congress passed major legislation (a bill combining the FY 2021 federal budget and COVID-relief provisions) that includes big wins for mental health — provisions that NAMI fought for that will benefit people with mental health conditions as well as nonprofits, like NAMI state and local organizations. This legislation is especially critical given more »

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Ohio Senate approves bill prohibiting death penalty for mentally ill

December 22, 2020

December 11, 2020 By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal The Highland County Press https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/Headlines/Article/Ohio-Senate-approves-bill-prohibiting-death-penalty-for-mentally-ill-/2/73/62197 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 more »

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