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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.

Mental health experts say psychological disorders usually emerge before a child enters high school, but only 25% of children with problems see trained professionals for treatment.

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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. 

While many eyes were focused on political races yesterday, school groups and social service agencies in the area were watching to see how their levies fared.

Hamilton County voters handily approved the mental health and senior services levies. Both were renewals but, because of lower property values, will actually raise fewer dollars.

School levies across the tri-state were less clear cut with many decisions separated by just several hundred votes.

Cincinnati Public's renewal passed as did levies in the Batavia, Finneytown, Northwest, Reading and Monroe districts.

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