Tag: Inmates

Our Eroded Mental Health Care System

Our mental health care needs work, major work. Major work that is needed even in our prison systems; a place that is not meant to treat inmates with mental illness (es). According to this infograph designed by the “BestSocialWorkPrograms” website, only 11% of the general public lives with mental health disorders, yet 56% of inmates in U.S. prisons have mental illness. What the hey? Does that make any atom of sense? I will in a later post, get into the craziness of our mental health crisis. In the meantime, just checkout this cringe worthy infograph of our deluded system which is called our mental health system.