Individuals who are taking psychiatric medication can be at an increased risk for heat-related illness during the warmer months. Read our updated brochure to learn the warning signs of heat-related illness, how to help prevent it and a list of medications that decrease the body's response to heat.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health has released an 11-minute video on YouTube that features various Ohioans discussing their own mental illnesses and their journeys to recovery. The common theme among their stories is the importance of support from others. The video was filmed, edited and compiled by interns from Kent State University with the help of ODMH staff and other advocacy organizations.
Pursuit of Acceptance is at: http://youtu.be/uk47Em3-JA4
Following a traumatic event, it is important to remember that resources are available to help you cope. Please visit our Trauma-Informed Care Page to view fact sheets that can help you in the aftermath of a tragedy.
The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and the Ohio Department of
Mental Health (ODMH) announced on April 1, 2013 a new plan to purchase pharmaceuticals for state
entities, saving taxpayers an estimated $4.4 million in the first year and $16.7 million over the life
of the contract.
Learn more by reading this press release..
Three researchers at the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) are among the authors of "Analysis of Causes of Death for All Decedents in Ohio With and Without Mental Illness, 2004-2007." The article published in the March 2013 (Volume 64, no. 3) issue of Psychiatric Services. ODMH Office of Research and Evaluation Chief Kraig Knudsen, Ph.D., Helen Anne Sweeney and Kwok Tam co-authored the study with Marion Sherman, M.D., Jackson Musuuza, M.D., and Siran Koroukian, Ph.D. At the time the study was conducted, Sherman was the medical director at ODMH and Musuuza was with Case Western Reserve University, where Koroukian is affiliated.
To provide an intermediate-level instruction about the forensic mental health system in Ohio, ODMH, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers and the Ohio Judicial Conference are sponsoring a series of six regional forensic trainings throughout the state beginning in April.
This round of trainings will focus on case examples and presentations by people who have been found by trial courts to be not guilty by reason of insanity. In addition, a presentation will be held about models of collaboration between the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities systems.
Application is being made for the following continuing education credits: Psychology, Social Work, Counselors, Nurses and Continuing Legal Education.
Read this flyer to learn more or contact Bob Baker at Bob.Baker@mh.ohio.gov or (614) 644-6996.
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