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Mentally ill behind bars

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis was an article I found in the Springfield News-Leader.  It eloquently portrays the tasks facing the prison system in Missouri.  It is almost as if the prison system has become the “new” mental … Continue reading

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State budget cuts threaten local mental health resources

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia As an Austinite and a mental health nurse, of course I would find and post an article about budget cuts that affect Austin and Texas in general.  This article below … Continue reading

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Care of sex predators comes at a price for others

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short article I found on NECN.com and I felt that this article was appropriate for my blog.  In the past, I have posted articles that show the trend toward the criminalization … Continue reading

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Teacher’s stabbing ‘a wake-up call’ on coordinating mental care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThere seems to be a growing consensus that the public have a right to know about offenders who are released into the general population–whether sex offenders, aggravated offenders, or juvenile offenders.  It seems that … Continue reading

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Judi Evans: We can pay for mental-health care now or pay more later

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAlthough this article was written about Florida and published in the online form of the Tallahassee Democrat, I think this lady makes very astute observations and comes to very well thought out and well … Continue reading

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Videoconferencing To Help Inmates With Mental Health Issues

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is an innovative and creative solution to a growing problem.  As we continue to criminalize mental illness, there will be more and more need for treatment inside prisons.  At … Continue reading

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For Detained Youths, No Mental Health Overseer

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by tabrandt via Flickr We are cutting services, eliminating mental health beds, yet we continue to place children and adolescents in the juvenile justice system with the expectation that there will be … Continue reading

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Sheriffs rap call to close centers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia It seems that Tennessee is not alone in the battle to balance the budget.  Here is another article about closing mental health facilities as a way to make the budget … Continue reading

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Mental health testimony shocks Vt. lawmakers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere, once again, I find an article that shows how intertwined the mental health issues are with the law enforcement issues.  I agree with the Senator’s statement that “We are shifting costs, not cutting … Continue reading

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New court for mentally ill is well-received

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchMental Health Court is not a new idea.  It has been around for a while, but is just now being embraced by communities because: 1-it works; 2-it costs less to implement; 3-it provides more … Continue reading

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