February 15, 2017
The state’s system of mental-health care is the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, which alleges that Mississippi over-relies on institutionalization instead of using community-based services for citizens. Gov. Phil Bryant (pictured) wants to oversee the system himself.
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Research in the psychology and psychiatry fields show little to no evidence that hospitals and residential treatment centers are effective in helping a person with mental-health needs.