Group gives Ohio mental health care high grade

WASHINGTON - An advocacy group says Ohio's mental health services for adults are among the nation's best.

Ohio is one of only five states to earn a B from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the group's first national survey of public mental health care in 15 years. There were no A grades.

The results are broken down into four categories. Ohio gets an A for access to information and Bs for infrastructure, services and support during recovery.

The report calls Ohio a pacesetter among states that have large, county-based systems for providing mental health services.

But it faults the state for not having a law requiring insurers to give mental health care the same consideration as physical health care.

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