by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on June 9, 2014
One in five people who have been out of work for at least a year are battling depression.
by Igor Volsky Posted on May 27, 2014
ThinkProgress reviewed existing mental health legislation and spoke to a criminologist to determine how to bolster the mental health system in order to prevent another similar tragedy.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 19, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2014
Brain injuries may affect the likelihood that teens up in jail in the first place, and their behavior while they're there.
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by Nicole Flatow Posted 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 Posted on April 9, 2014 Updated: April 10, 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.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on April 8, 2014
There are 356,268 people with mental health issues in prisons across the country.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted 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 Posted on March 28, 2014
“The bridge is a sieve in the mental health world. Anyone can fall through during a momentary crisis.”
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on March 28, 2014 Updated: March 28, 2014
The House of Representatives adopted the biggest piece of mental health legislation since Sandy Hook while no one was looking.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on March 26, 2014
Funding cuts have turned Cook County's jail into the largest mental health provider in America.