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An estimated one-point-nine million U.S. veterans are now receiving mental health services. But studies commissioned by Congress and the Department of Defense (NIH, 2017), (National Acadamies of Science, Engineering & Medicine, 2018), and  (VA, 20180), say that may be half the number who should be.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 26:

  • Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance;
  • Cedar Point fined for safety violations;
  • Cleveland agrees to pay $3.7 million to family of Euclid man shot by off-duty officer;
  • University of Akron receives grant for sexual misconduct prevention programs;
  • Advocates raise concern over now-closed psychiatric unit Aultman Hospital in Stark;

Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance

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Aultman Hospital in Canton closed the doors of its psychiatric unit this week. It was the last remaining inpatient psychiatric care facility in Stark County.

The decision to close was made because new regulations to psychiatric care would require $2 million in renovations to the unit.

Instead, the hospital decided to focus its care strategy on emergency room treatment for more urgent cases and outpatient care for long-term issues.