Surveys show one in five people in the US suffers from some form of mental illness, and many of those mental health problems go undiagnosed. On today’s Cincinnati Edition we’ll be taking a look at mental health issues in Greater Cincinnati.
Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.
Dr. Jim Eliassen stands behinds glass at the University of Cincinnati Center for Imaging Research.
Renewal levies for Hamilton County senior services and mental health will stay at their current millage rates for a five-year period, meaning reduced funding for the agencies that rely on them. Commissioners approved both levies today for November's ballot.
Board president Greg Hartmann acknowledged it would be a challenge for levy recipients, but said it was important to hold the line on property taxes when many county homeowners were facing tough economic decisions.
Commissioner Chris Monzel called it the right direction to go: