Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mental Blocks, Part 1: Needing a Psychiatric Bed, Ending up in Jail

Maine spends more per capita on mental health services than almost every other state. Still, there are big gaps in the system. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, only about a third of Maine adults with serious illness are getting the help they need. We'll explore the consequences of those barriers over the next two weeks in a multi-part series, "Mental Blocks." Our first story takes us to the Penobscot County Jail, a common destination for people with persistent and severe mental illness. (Part 1 of a series.) 
Read more here:  Mental Blocks, Part 1: Needing a Psychiatric Bed, Ending up in Jail

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