WORKING FOR DIGNITY, EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT of all people with disabilities.
MENTAL HEALTH AND PRISON REFORM
A significant number of inmates with mental illness are placed in solitary confinement. As they sit in isolation their psychiatric symptoms and mental condition generally worsen. Disability Rights Nebraska has released a report examining the connections between solitary confinement, serious mental illness, and the need for in-house treatment plus more effective coordination of community supports once an inmate is released. As the Nebraska Legislature examines needed prison reforms, the mental health services for inmates must be on their agenda.
Learn about PTSD from other Veterans
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is called a “signature” disabilities because it is an impairment that is so common among returning veterans. Disability Rights Nebraska is honoring veterans by raising awareness of PTSD and resources to help our veterans.
Do You Experience a Serious Mental Illness?
How do you approach your treatment planning? What do you prefer?