Supreme Court Rules In Janus Case; Justice Kennedy To Retire; Mental Health Resources

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The Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term with a major decision and a major announcement.  The court saved a major decision for the last day of the 2017 terms---ruling in case from Illinois that public employees who refuse to join unions cannot be forced to pay "fair share" fees.  It's a decision that could reverberate here in Ohio and have a major impact on organized labor.   Not long after that decision was released yesterday, Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered a letter to the President announcing his intention to retire from the bench next month.  The vacancy gives President Trump a chance to reshape the court-- possibly for decades to come.  We will discuss the court's momentous final day of its current term.  Then, how to assist those who need help getting mental health and addiction services with our Be Well unit.

Guests: 

Jonathan Entin, Professor Emeritus of Law, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University  
Robert Alt, President, Chief Executive Officer, The Buckeye Institute  
Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers  
Marlene Harris-Taylor, Ideastream Be Well Health Unit Reporter, Producer  
Scott Osiecki, Chief Executive Officer, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS), Cuyahoga County  
Patrick Runnels, MD, Public and Community Psychiatry, Medical Director, Ambulatory Psychiatry, Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center 

For More Information:

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions 2017-2018 Term

Here is a list of Mental Health Resources in Cuyahoga County

Urgent Intervention:

  • Frontline Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline -- 216-623-6888
  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric ER -- 216-861-6200
  • Crisis Chat 24 Hour Support -- Text: 4Hope to 741741
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline -- 800-SUICIDE (784-2433) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Child Abuse Hotline -- 216-696-KIDS

Other Mental Health Services:

  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Greater Cleveland --216-875-7776
  • United Way First Call for Help -- 211 or 216-436-2000

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