Child Mental Health Funding

Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

Youth services advocates say there’s a big problem in the state - parents who are desperate to get expensive or hard-to-get support for their children end up giving the kids over to the state to get them the help they need.

Governor Orders New Mental Health Funding

Jan 11, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich had ordered five million new dollars be spent helping families with a mentally-ill child who could turn violent. Kasich says officials were working on the idea for the extra intervention and counseling before the Connecticut school shootings put the spotlight on ways to prevent violence.

Mental health officials say the money could help pay for emergency treatment for mentally-ill children who have been threatening. Or it could help parents get a temporary break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a troubled child.