Mental Illness of Incarcerated Population
By Ruby Sisk MA
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This book is about the need for social reform programs along with the Department of Corrections to gain more appropriate and more satisfying treatments for affected individuals. Studies have shown that more inmates, upon release from incarceration, have little to no resources that help with assistance of mental health treatment, employment, housing, and education. Redirecting and modifying upon release would help the inmate not only with whats out in the community to face but also in helping to ease the tension of it. Programs and access to mental health resourcesmedication, continuous counsel, skill-building, and everyday living skillsprove to make a major positive impact on ones transition. Active mental health treatment deemed by the inmates release team should proactively be a team consensus for the inmate on a long-term basis to redirect the thoughts of recidivism. With all involved, a power of guidance would leave one feeling as though they have a strong sense of support. I believe that by implementing these measures at the beginning of juvenile delinquency, the problems we face in America would result to a lesser number of incarcerations. It is a problem that starts in the adolescent years, not in adulthood. Proper and early treatment of mental illness, diagnosis, and treatments would make a world of difference in the lives of such population. Proper and more guided involvement would lessen thoughts of crime.