Category: Mental Health

Reentry Essentials: Addressing Mental Health Needs among People in the Criminal Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff A disproportionate number of people in the nation’s criminal justice system face mental health issues: a Bureau of Justice Statistics report found, for example, that people in U.S. prisons and jails are three to five times more likely to experience serious psychological distress than the general adult population. While there …

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Behavioral Health Conference to Showcase Best Practices

The Bismarck Tribune By Jack Dura In recent years, health professionals have seen a shift toward a new phrase: behavioral health. “It’s definitely a population where there are some that are strictly mental health issues and some that are substance use disorders, but the systems really overlap a lot,” said Kurt Snyder, executive director of the Heartview …

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Four Applications Submitted for Facilities to House State’s Mentally Ill

Arkansas Online By John Moritz Hospitals, a counseling center and a former nursing home are the locations being pitched to house the state’s first facilities aimed at diverting the mentally ill from jail, according to applications submitted to the state earlier this month. A special task force created by state law will now have to …

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