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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?  


News/Events Headlines

  • Feds Put New Focus On Down Syndrome

    As people with Down syndrome live longer than ever before, the National Institutes of Health is looking to reshape its efforts related to the chromosomal disorder.

  • Congress torn over depleted disability fund

    A Social Security fund that provides benefits to nearly nine million people with disabilities is projected to run out by the end of 2016, and a new House rule could cause headaches for majority Republicans during the upcoming push to shore it up.

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