Posted on July 15, 2016 by Webtypo
This July 15, 2016 article by Kaitlyn Foti found on the Mainline Media News website talks about the extremely long waiting list for beds at Torrance State Hospital and Norristown State Hospital Forensic Units. The article talks about the impact not only to the person who is on the waiting list, but also their family, the flow of inmates through jails, and the financial impact faced by having to hold someone in jail who is on a waiting list for treatment.
Filed under: Inpatient, Involuntary, Jail and Prison Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital, Treatment and Support, voluntary | Tagged: forensic units, Inamte mental health, inmate mental health waiting lists, inmates, Mental Health, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital | Comments Off on “Mentally ill on hold without treatment: Norristown State Hospital lacks rooms for defendants deemed incompetent for trial”
Posted on February 21, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 18, 2016 article by Charles Thompson, found on the Pennlive website, talks about the decision by Governor Tom Wolf and other lawmakers to look at ways to improve the Pennsylvania corrections system and maybe work towards decreasing the number of inmates so it is more inline with the average seen in the northeastern states region. PA averages 3.94 sentenced inmates out of every 1000 people, where the entire Northeastern states region overall averages 2.26 per 1000 people.
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Posted on November 11, 2015 by Webtypo
This April 17, 2015 Penn Live article talks about ongoing changes in the Pennsylvania Prison System as it pertains to inmates with mental health issues.
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Posted on August 29, 2015 by Webtypo
This article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the criminalization of mental illness and what happens to those who are mentally ill and are incarcerated.
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Posted on August 20, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 22, 2015 article by Chris Weller on the Science Alert website talks about one Psychologist’s experiences and lessons learned while working to understand cold killers who are awaiting trial.
Filed under: Awareness, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: abuse, evaluation of killers, inmates, psych evaluation, psychologist, psychologist's perspective on understanding killers, Trauma | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 28, 2015 by Webtypo
This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.
English: Rain Garden Apartments in the Villebois development in Wilsonville, Oregon. Provides housing to those with mental illnesses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Elderly, Homeless Issues, Housing, Inpatient, Involuntary, Issues, Jail and Prison Issues, Laws, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Parity, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Politics, Proposed bills, Senior Citizens, Transition Age, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Women's Issues | Tagged: 2014, coerced mental health treatment, forced treatment, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health reform, mental health treatment, Mental Health Treatment 2014, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Proposed Mental Health reform bills, Rep. Tim Murphy, Tim Murphy | Comments Off on “Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions”