Mental health

Depression affects around one in five Americans. And while most people respond to antidepressant medications, for the one third of those who don’t get better, the treatment options are pretty stark.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at a new study that compares two therapies, both of which have their share of problems.

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VIVIAN GOODMAN / Hopewell cooking class

Home cooks know how relaxing it can be to putter in the kitchen, but for deeply troubled minds, cooking can be much more than a stress-reliever.

In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman visits a farm in Amish country where the art of cuisine is a form of therapy.

We’re in Middlefield on this sunny summer morning at Ohio’s only therapeutic farm community for adults with mental illness.

Peaceful surroundings

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One of the education bills sitting in the Ohio General Assembly deals with truancy. And although lawmakers are on break through the November elections, a top state senator has at least one change in mind.  

The truancy bill creates several provisions to help a child who is consistently absent, including intervention teams that can help that child avoid the court system.

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Beech Brook

A 164 year old Northeast Ohio mental health provider for children has announced major cutbacks.

Pepper Pike-based Beech Brook is laying off 40 percent of its staff and closing its residential treatment programs.

In a press release, the organization says the cuts follow two decades of stagnant Medicaid funding.