COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The strained mental health system could soon be getting some help with a new program and it can’t come soon enough.

According to Columbus Public Health, in Franklin County, one in five adults between 18 and 25 have dealt with mental illness.

Brittany Dye has a personal reason why she’s studying to become a nurse.

“I have my own distraught background of health,“ she said. “I was a patient at Nationwide Children’s in the hematology and oncology unit for 12 years.”

She says she knows the difference nurses can make especially in the field of mental health.

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