Hospitalization For Mental Health Problems Far More Common Among Incarcerated Kids

HealthDay (7/22, Preidt) reports, “Hospitalization for mental health problems is far more common among kids behind bars than among children and teens in the general population,” according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. After analyzing “nearly two million hospitalizations of children and teens in California over the age of 15,” researchers “found that mental health disorders accounted for 63 percent of hospitalizations among juvenile inmates, compared to 19 percent for those not in jail.”

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— “Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, July 21, 2015.

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