COLUMBUS - State Senator Frank Hoagland
(R-Mingo Junction) with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, attended the ribbon cutting at the newly opened eTMS (electromagnetic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) clinic, yesterday, in New Lexington, Ohio.
eTMS is a noninvasive procedure that stimulates the nerve cells in the brain to restore brain function otherwise impaired due to PTSD, depression, and substance abuse.
"We ask a great deal of our military and first responders, and their service can often lead to severe trauma," Hoagland said. "Taking care of our brave service members is critical, and this treatment center is the first of many available throughout the state."
Treatment is free to those who are eligible, including all veterans and first responders that suffer from PTSD, depression, or other service-related conditions.
This is the first of ten treatment centers funded through the most recent biennial budget
, which significantly expanded and invested in treatment for veterans and first responders.