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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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In the Statehouse and the Courtroom, Mental Health is Embattled

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.


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