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Clark Cty, OH: There's "a gap" preventing teens from getting mental health help

Mar 5, 2018, Springfield (OH) News—Sun: Experts: Close mental health gap in Clark County to prevent tragedies https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/crime--law/experts-close-mental-health-gap-clark-county-prevent-tragedies/3snaVHXYSIE6SYjcvY88gN/ The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and a series of guns brought to Clark County schools has once again sparked a national debate about how to prevent such incidents and Clark County mental health experts said a gap exists that prevents many teens from getting the treatment they need. Adding more mental health resources for teens could stop future tragedies, including in Clark County, local leaders said. Mental health problems tend to develop during early teen years, Clark County Mental Health and Recovery Board CEO Greta Mayer said, and getting those kids into treatment early can lead to healthy futures as they become adults. It can also stop teens from making bad choices that could lead to violent outcomes, Mayer said.