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APA President Calls For Enhanced Efforts to Alleviate Mental Health Crisis in U.S. Jails

“The criminalization of mental illness is a national tragedy,” APA President Renée Binder, M.D., told an audience gathered yesterday for a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill.The event, which was sponsored by APA, aimed to promote awareness of the numerous challenges people who are living with mental illness in U.S. jails and prisons face and highlight possible policy solutions to help meet the needs of this population.People with mental illness in U.S. jails and prisons often spend more time behind bars than those without such disorders, said Binder, a forensic psychiatrist....


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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 30 October, 2015

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