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posted 04/02/2014

Smart reporting on mental health makes an effort to avoid stigmatizing people with mental illness. Here are a few solutions one reporter found especially helpful in covering the subject in Texas, where the state's largest jail became its largest mental health facility.

posted 07/13/2013

In 2003, Texas decided only to treat three mental health diagnoses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Everyone else—and everyone who suffered from these but was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed—became ineligible for community-based health services.

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Smart reporting on mental health makes an effort to avoid stigmatizing people with mental illness... more »
posted 04/02/14
In 2003, Texas decided only to treat three mental health diagnoses: schizophrenia, bipolar... more »
posted 07/13/13

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Inside the the Harris County Jail is an award-winning Mental Health Unit that functions as a full psychiatric hospital for up to 250 inmates. Outside the jail, Houstonians with mental illness often can’t find those kinds of services.