Last week, State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) applauded the launch of Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Initiative.
Representative Anielski spoke on the legislative efforts and support for suicide prevention alongside other nationally and statewide recognized speakers. Each year 1,100 U.S. college students take their lives. Due to this, House Bill 28 was created to ensure Ohio’s public institutions of higher education shall have suicide prevention programs implemented for their entire school community by October 16, 2016.

State departments of Higher Education and Mental Health and Addiction Services created to assist colleges with the initiative.  The website includes crisis intervention access, access to mental health services, multimedia application access, development of a student communication plan and a post-vention plan to support students, staff and parents after a loss of a person to suicide.
“We must continue to be advocates for Ohioans struggling with mental illness and emotional well-being,” State Representative Anielski said.  “I am hopeful that the steps we are taking today, combined with the groundwork we’ve laid in the legislature, will increase awareness and access to suicide prevention programs and give help to those suffering in silence.”

Featured Posts

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Drug Price Affordability A Top Priority In Ohio House

Columbus - 

One of the most complex yet important matters we cover at the state and federal levels of government is health care. The health and wellness of all Ohioans is crucial, but the topic encompasses a wide array of stakeholders—the patients themselves, doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, drug and medical equipment manufacturers, and more. We must take into consideration the perspectives of all interested parties to ensure health care remains affordable and accessible for everyone.


State Representative Anielski Attends Vision Screening Training

Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended a vision screening training program hosted by the Ohio affiliate of Prevent Blindness at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct standardized preschool vision screenings that help detect early vision problems.


Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues


During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.


Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

Columbus - 

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.