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How Suicide Risk is Changing and What We Can Do to Prevent It

In Updates by Beth

In the United States, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages and the second leading cause of death for ages 10-44  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999. Additionally, rates of ER visits for nonfatal self-harm, a main risk factor for …

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A Crisis in Corrections

In Employee Training, Updates by Beth

Approximately 2 million times per year, individuals who have serious mental illnesses are incarcerated across the nation. According to the Stepping Up Initiative, it is estimated that three-quarters of these adults also have problems with drugs and alcohol.  Once individuals with these conditions are incarcerated, they tend to stay longer in jail and are at higher risk of recidivism once …

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5 Things You Need to Know to Provide the Right Care for Transgender Inmates and Avoid Litigation

In Correctional Safety, Updates by Beth

Meeting the needs of transgender people and protecting their rights can be challenging for correctional facilities as they present with unique vulnerabilities and needs related to housing, medical treatment and privacy, among other concerns. Here, we will review five essential skills to provide adequate care for transgender inmates and comply with current legal requirements. Know the basic terminology   Transgender …

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5 Skills New Correctional Mental Health Clinicians Must Know

In New to a Correctional Facility, Updates by Beth

Working in correctional mental health can be an enriching and fulfilling experience, you get to provide care for an underserved population that truly needs services and gain valuable clinical experience treating a wide range of mental disorders.  If you’re new to correctional healthcare, the idea of working in a jail or prison may sound intimidating. However, there are certain basic …

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