Watch the following videos in their entirety and answer the critical thinking questions below.
Mary Dodge: Women in Jail
Q1: In the example Dr. Dodge gives of the Rose M. Singer facility, 75% of women in the jail have mental illness. In the past several decades, as mental health facilities have closed, more individuals with mental health issues are being put in jails. Discuss this practice and its implications.
Q2: Dr. Dodge states, “Often it takes a crisis to be a catalyst for policy change.” Why is this the case? How can it be changed or should it?
Callie Rennison - Money/Funding: Mental Health