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REP. OLMAN TO RECEIVE “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR” HONORS FROM OHIO COUNCILING ASSOCIATION

OLMAN ALSO NAMED “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR” BY DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE

TOLEDO, Oct. 21 - Representative Lynn Olman, long a legislative activist for mental health issues, has been named “legislator of the year” by two mental health advocacy groups, the Ohio Counseling Association and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

Representative Olman will receive this honor from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance on Monday, October 21 at the DBSA State Conference and Dinner. The event will be held in the Atrium of the Toledo Hilton Hotel on the Medical College of Ohio campus. The dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will follow a press conference given by Toledo First Lady Cynthia Ford, DBSA Executive Director Dorene Sherman, and DBSA Ohio President Pam Mitchell at 6:00pm.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 and are available at the door.

Representative Olman will also speak at the Northwest Ohio Advocates dinner on October 30 at 6:00 p.m. Also speaking at the dinner will be Toledo Mayor Jack Ford. Rep. Olman will address current legislation affecting the recovery community and those who work in alcohol and drug treatment fields.

The event is sponsored by Ohio Citizen Advocates, a chemical dependency and treatment organization. Rep. Olman serves on the group’s Board of Directors.

Finally, Representative Olman will receive another “Legislator of the Year” award from the Ohio Counseling Association at the group’s annual dinner on November 7. The event will be held in Columbus.

Representative Lynn Olman (R-46) has long been an advocate for mental health parity. Mental health parity seeks to obtain equal coverage from insurance companies for metal health and addiction.

“The goal of House Bill 33 is simple: it requires health insurance policies to treatment for mental illness and addiction the same as it would for other health services,” Rep. Olman says. “It ensures that those who already have health insurance are given proper access to the necessary treatment should they or their dependents become stricken with mental illness. This way, people who are already working, purchasing health insurance, and leading independent lives as productive taxpayers can properly deal with mental illness without missing a beat.”

Representative Lynn Olman is currently serving his third consecutive term in the Ohio House of Representatives. H.B. 33, sponsored by Olman, is being heard in the House Insurance Committee and will hopefully be voted upon when session reconvenes in January.

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