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Report Says Mental Health Court Programs Render Positive Results

According to a 2013 report, a three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts found that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who did not participate in the mental health courts.

N.M. Health Crisis Center Holds Promise

The Tucson center offers an alternative to jails and hospital emergency rooms, which too often are destinations for substance abusers and mentally ill people in Bernalillo County, McNease said. Law enforcement officers deliver about half the center’s patients, he said.

Mental Health Care Lacking in State and Federal Prisons

A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

Bill Bars Extended Confinement of Mentally Ill Inmates

The confinement of inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness in a segregated unit for more than 30 days would be largely prohibited under a bill lawmakers sent to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk on Monday.

Solutions to Woes of Mentally Ill Exist but Aren’t Used

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, neglect of Americans with serious mental illness costs the nation $444 billion a year — mostly from lost earnings — and consigns millions to lives of suffering, addiction, homelessness or incarceration.