Understanding Mental Health Treatment in the Corrections Setting

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With the large number of mentally ill offenders entering correctional facilities, providing treatment is becoming even more important. Many serious mental illnesses are persistent in nature, like diabetes, and require long-term treatment. Mental health staff help offenders manage their illness by treating the symptoms of their disorder(s). Once they become stable, offenders can learn how to cope with life and function successfully in society. This course discusses the reasons correctional facilities provide mental health care to offenders and examines the common types of treatment provided to them. It also identifies the roles of mental health staff and correctional officers in the treatment process and ways to foster teamwork.

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With the large number of mentally ill offenders entering correctional facilities, providing treatment is becoming even more important. Many serious mental illnesses are persistent in nature, like diabetes, and require long-term treatment. Mental health staff help offenders manage their illness by treating the symptoms of their disorder(s). Once they become stable, offenders can learn how to cope with life and function successfully in society. This course discusses the reasons correctional facilities provide mental health care to offenders and examines the common types of treatment provided to them. It also identifies the roles of mental health staff and correctional officers in the treatment process and ways to foster teamwork.

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