Between the Lines: Doing more for mental health

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There's an increased concern about people with undiagnosed or untreated mental health problems.

It's because of the mental health history of shooters involved in the Aurora, Colorado theater and Newtown school shootings.

One in four Americans will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime.

The vast majority are not violent or dangerous. But because of reduced funding over the last few decades, many are not getting the help they need.

Cuyahoga County spends the least per capita of any urban county in Ohio on people with mental issues.

96,000-plus people are eligible for treatment in the county. Fewer than half are getting it.

ADAMHS's Bill Denihan is promoting the possibility of a separate levy for mental health issues in Cuyahoga County.

Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman is putting the need in personal terms now, openly discussing the challenge his family faced trying to get help for his bipolar mother.

Tom Beres discusses mental health funding issues with Democratic Former Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson , Republican former State Representative Matt Dolan, Denihan and Cimperman on this edition of Between the Lines.

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