Working with prisons

Where possible, offenders with severe mental illness should be treated in hospital rather than in prison. Policy needs to address the principles and mechanisms of diversion of mentally disordered offenders from the criminal justice system into the health-care system and the implications of this for specialist services. Offenders with less severe mental disorders will need to receive treatment while remaining in prison. (41) This will entail liaison with and education of prison staff about depression and management of suicidal risk.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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