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Mental Health & Trauma
An investigation by KJZZ and the Arizona Daily Star found that physical and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, can occur anywhere — and often, nothing is done about it.
A review of internal records and interviews with a dozen current and former health department staff show what expertise it possesses has long been muzzled or ignored.
New details revealed about a fatal incident within Texas’ understaffed state hospital system, where little information is made public about patients — even when they die.
Nisha thought that violence in a marriage was simply what every Indian wife ‘had to accept’ in her husband’s home. She was only 24.
New Illinois law gives cops choice not to jail people for small amounts of drugs — a follow-up to our ‘Costly toll of dead-end drug arrests’ investigation
The change follows a Sun-Times/Better Government Association investigation last year that documented the impact of “dead end” drug arrests in which people are briefly locked up, only to see the charges soon dismissed.
California needs more Latinx therapists — but the mental health field is still full of barriers to entry
“Folks need to be served by people who look like them and who maybe had some of their life experiences," as one coalition leader put it.
Lawmakers sought to restrict the use of seclusion and restraints on students in Michigan schools back in 2016. It was only supposed to be used for emergencies, they said.
If Adan Castaneda were charged with a crime and found mentally incompetent to stand trial in October 2022, he would be court ordered to a state mental hospital and stuck in jail for about two years before a hospital bed would become available.
According to a number of local experts and law enforcement officials, there are two key components to the domestic violence system that require additional support: funding and a lack of education.