Category: #MentalHealthMonth

‘We are Not Our Illness:’ People with Mental Illnesses Meet with Judges, Psychiatrists to Inform Courtroom Decision Making

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Staff Paton Blough, a mental health advocate and founder of, speaks at the May 1 convening of the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative at the CSG Justice Center headquarters. Kicking off #MentalHealthMonth on May 1, judges and psychiatrists from across the country gathered with people with mental illnesses …

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As #MentalHealthMonth Begins, Counties Show Progress in Tackling Mental Illness in Their Jails

By CSG Justice Center Staff May marks #MentalHealthMonth, a nationwide effort to raise awareness about mental illnesses and their impact. With an estimated 2 million people with mental illnesses being admitted to jails each year according to research, communities are discussing ways to tackle this issue at the local level. Some counties have already begun …

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