HealthWise at Five: StarCare's Competency Restoration - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

HealthWise at Five: StarCare's Competency Restoration

New federal statistics reveal the number of mentally ill inmates in United States prisons and jails has quadrupled over the past six years. The Federal Bureau of Justice statistics adds that more than half of all prison and state inmates report mental health problems including symptoms of major depression, mania and psychotic disorders. Our guest today is from StarCare, formerly known as MHMR. Leonard Valderaz is here to explain a new state-wide initiative to help address the problem here.

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