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Ohio, W.Va. in top five for mental illnesses

February 26, 2014
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Times Leader Staff Writer , Times Leader

STATISTICS IN the latest Ohio Valley Medical Center "Deliverable Community Health Needs Assessment" note that both Ohio and West Virginia are rated in the top five highest states for mental illness for populations 18 years and older, higher than the national averages in both "any mental illness" and "serious mental illness." At OVMC in 2010, more than 25 percent of the inpatient discharges were psychiatric patients.



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