Mental Health Media Clips

Use this filter to limit the search items below.

Survey: 70 Percent of Jail Inmates Are Mentally Ill

Standard Examiner By Cathy Mckitrick A staggering percentage of individuals held in county jails around the United States suffer from mental illness and substance use disorders. This trend is pushing law enforcement and corrections professionals to seek better ways to […]

Quincy is Getting ‘Mental Health Court”

Trial Court officials are preparing to launch a so-called “mental health court” in Quincy in an effort to divert people with mental health disorders away from jail and into treatment.

Thousands of Prisoners Treated for Mental Illness

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prison system has spent more than $36.5 million on psychotropic drugs to treat thousands of offenders in the past four years, according to federal Bureau of Prisons data supplied to USA TODAY.

New Law to Cut Counties’ Prison Health Care Costs

Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners, but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.The General Assembly passed Public Chapter No. 926 earlier this year.

Inside the Oklahoma Mental Health System: The Community Response Team

The Community Response team is working to make outcomes better for those who have sought mental health or substance abuse crisis services in Oklahoma County. Through their community partnerships, help is extending well beyond the crisis center doors where services previously stopped.