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25% of Ohio adults are experiencing mental health issues

In comparing prevalence of mental health issues between 2018 and 2019, about 25% of Ohioans reported experiencing mental health problems.

"Ohio slid from 11th to 25th in the group's annual mental health rankings, meaning the situation dramatically worsened year-over-year. The scale measures the prevalence of issues as well as access to health care."

"Just over 6% of Ohio adults reported serious thoughts of suicide — an increase of nearly 1%, the highest change reported nationwide."

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But what toll has the pandemic had on mental health?

The CDC reports that "During August 2020–February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of an anxiety or a depressive disorder increased from 36.4% to 41.5%..." in the United States.

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Mental health was a great for Ohioans concern pre-pandemic, but with the pandemic-related surge in mental health related issues, it is more important than ever for Ohioans to take mental health concerns seriously.

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