News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Knight Foundation

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Mental health needs rise after the Chardon shooting anniversary and sentencing
The spike follows a major increase in need after three were  killed at school last year
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Chardon High School students comfort each other during the shooting's one year commemoration last month. The anniversary, and this week's sentencing of shooter T.J. Lane sparked an up tick in requests for mental health services as the community relived the incident.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

After last year’s deadly shooting at Chardon High School, the need for services from Geauga County’s mental health department exploded.  Requests grew by 20 percent each month for six months before leveling off.

As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, requests spiked again following the recent one-year anniversary, and this week’s sentencing of shooter T.J. Lane.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


Geauga Board of Mental Health Chief Executive Jim Adams says the community’s reaction to these so called “trigger events” was expected.

“What we’ve seen is a higher level of anxiety, depression, and concern among individuals, particularly since the conclusion of the trial the other day. That was a very upsetting event for many people, and rightfully so.”

In the courtroom, T.J. Lane cursed at his victim’s families before being given three life sentences for killing three students in the school cafeteria on Feb. 27, 2013. Adams says the rise in the communities’ emotions from these events is much like what happens in a family.

“When there’s an anniversary of a loved one who’s died, or a tragic accident in a family’s life, it’s the same in the community, or family, of Chardon. That was to be expected, and it’s perfectly normal and natural.”

Adams expects requests for mental health services in Geauga County to keep rising slightly for another month or so before settling back down again.                                                                                                                         
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University