Mental Health

Mental Health Delivery System

This system is part of a holistic approach to the assessment, treatment and management of mental illness and behavioral problems. Mental Health services are provided in State Prisons and Probation Detention Centers (PDC).

State Prisons & PDCS

  • Staffing includes mental health administrators, support staff, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, and activity therapists;
  • Staff provides continuous services to mentally ill offenders;
  • Services include psychopharmacological treatment, individual and group treatment, activity therapy, and integrated dual diagnosis treatment for inmates with co-occurring substance abuse problems;
  • Staff also provides consultations to security on disruptive and violent inmates, and consultations to medical on medical-psychological issues.

Two major mental health cost avoidance and cost containment initiatives include utilization management and telemental health.

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