Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Americans are worrying less about the debt they carry. New figures from an Ohio State University survey show that the Debt Stress Index is declining from this summer’s all time high.
Each year in the United States 31-thousand Americans commit suicide. In Ohio, three people take their own lives every day. And 25-thousand Ohioans visit to the emergency room each year for failed suicide attempts. Local mental health professionals say in Ohio and across the country maybe having trouble coping with job-related stress.
A new study conducted by OSU researchers says regular psychological counseling for breast cancer patients can mean healthier diets, reduced smoking and a stronger immune system.
Job-related stress is a growing cause of disability in the workplace. Dr. Christopher Kovell, medical director at the Franklin County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health board or ADAM-H, says a small dose of job stress can help motivate workers but too much can produce illness.