The Observer found that prisoners often choose a life of permanent isolation, refusing to leave their cages. It’s a catch-22: Mental illness can lead inmates to never leave their cells, never leaving their cells can exacerbate—or even cause—mental illness.
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There is a shameful paradox to depression: It is common and it is treatable, and yet many depressed people will never get treatment.
Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?
The Sunset Advisory Commission will meet next week to hear testimony on its devastating assessment of the Department of State Health Services.
With early voting begun, David Dewhurst wants to capitalize on Dan Patrick’s mental health troubles while keeping his distance. That’ll be tricky.
If you want treatment for mental illness in Houston, your best bet may be to go to jail.
A quarter of Americans will suffer from a psychiatric disorder in a given year. Should they be able to drive?
Want treatment for mental illness in Houston? Go to jail.
One of the contributors to Texas’ slowly dropping incarceration rates is a growth in diversion programs that address problems like addiction and mental illness.
Harris County, for example, recently doubled its number of crisis intervention response teams, which include trained deputies and mental health clinicians who answer 9-1-1 calls where mental illness may be a factor.