The state is receiving $4 million in federal money to bolster services for young adults with severe mental illness.
Ohio's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services says the grant is part of the state's effort to make it easier for young residents to transition between the child and adult mental health systems. The agency says less than half of Ohio's young adults who need counseling after age 18 receive it. And by age 21, roughly a third receive the service. The project will serve 2,000 young people over the next four years. The initiative will focus on several areas including treatment, education and employment.