What kinds of mental health problems are seen in MHC’s?

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What kinds of mental health problems are seen in MHC’s?

  • Most MHC’s serve offenders diagnosed with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
  • Other common disorders typically seen in MHC’s include anxiety disorders, personality disorders, neurological impairment and/or intellectual disabilities.
  • Research studies also suggest that over half of MHC participants are considered dual-diagnosis with ongoing problems of alcohol and drug use in addition to their mental health concerns.