June 21, 2024
Statewide study to find out causes of mental illness, substance abuse
Statewide study to find out causes of mental illness, substance abuse

The state of Ohio is providing $20 million to begin a statewide study of the root causes of mental illness and addiction, with the effort led by Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine in collaboration with other universities and hospitals in Ohio.

“This will look at generations of families affected by mental illness and substance abuse disorders,” Gov. Mike DeWine said at a Friday press conference at Ohio State’s Energy Advancement and Innovation Center.

The State of Ohio Adversity and Resilience (SOAR) study will examine people in their own communities to generate information geared toward advancements to prevent and treat mental illness and substance abuse.

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