By Nicole Flatow on April 19, 2014
Brain injuries may affect the likelihood that teens up in jail in the first place, and their behavior while they're there.
By Nicole Flatow on April 10, 2014
Favoring treatment over jail time for any inmates would be a positive development for California, where prisons continue to be so overcrowded that they are subject to federal monitoring.
By Nicole Flatow on April 9, 2014
Prisons are in many ways even less suited to treat the mentally ill than the asylums of a prior era. And inmates are leaving prisons significantly worse than they entered.
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By Tara Culp-Ressler on April 8, 2014
There are 356,268 people with mental health issues in prisons across the country.
By Sy Mukherjee on April 3, 2014
There are big gaps in state laws when it comes to barring people with serious mental illnesses who might become violent from owning guns.
By Sy Mukherjee on March 28, 2014
“The bridge is a sieve in the mental health world. Anyone can fall through during a momentary crisis.”
The House of Representatives adopted the biggest piece of mental health legislation since Sandy Hook while no one was looking.
By Sy Mukherjee on March 26, 2014
Funding cuts have turned Cook County's jail into the largest mental health provider in America.
By Sy Mukherjee on March 20, 2014
“I don’t have the words to describe how I feel. Astounded? Angry? They decided that money was bigger than our mental health," said one patient with manic depression.
By Sy Mukherjee on March 17, 2014
"We hear in the media, 'Well Sandy Hook was 14 months ago, isn't everything fine?' Well, no it's not."