Dating website for mental illness
Yet across the nation, many prison mental health services are woefully deficient, crippled by understaffing, insufficient facilities, and limited programs.
All too often seriously ill prisoners receive little or no meaningful treatment.
Their misconduct is punished - regardless of whether it results from their mental illness.
Even their acts of self-mutilation and suicide attempts are too often seen as "malingering" and punished as rule violations.
Our research also indicates the persistence in many prisons of deep-rooted patterns of neglect, mistreatment, and even cavalier disregard for the well-being of vulnerable and sick human beings.
Across the country there are competent and committed mental health professionals who struggle to provide good mental health services to those who need them.