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Resource ID: #15902
Subject: Mental Health
Source: The Nation
Affiliation: 
Date: 12/20/99

Description

Mentally ill children and teens are often put into state custody to get access to mental healthcare, which is not covered in many insurance plans. Yet state institutions' version of "mental healthcare" is more like a boot camp. Criminal offenders and the mentally ill are mixed together and treated with little professional help.

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