COVID-19 represented not only a physical health crisis in 2020, but also a mental health crisis, especially for those in correctional institutions.
Delays in trials, limits on prison visits by family members and mental health staff, and suspensions in recreational activities factored into poor mental health outcomes. Facilities changed procedures, had to reduce some in-person treatment options, and often dealt with pandemic-induced lockdowns. Nevertheless, facilities innovated in 2020, finding new ways to support patients and staff, treat chronic problems of suicide and substance use disorder, and overcome resource limitations.
Join us for NCCHC's flagship Correctional Mental Health Care Conference
Live July 20-21 and on-demand through August 31.
If you have a challenge, chances are you'll "meet" someone who has faced the same issue. Learn with other clinicians and administrators with a variety of backgrounds and a focus on correctional mental health care.
Conference sessions will benefit:
- Practitioners who want to be more effective with patients
- Managers searching for benchmarks and new ideas to improve patient care
- Administrators who need to bridge between law enforcement leaders and mental health clinicians
- Leaders looking to transform systems, attitudes, and policies