Seclusion, restraint ineffective, state says

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Seclusion, restraint ineffective, state says

Analysis shows racial difference in treating mental-health issues
Julie Reiskin, left, executive director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, and Marlene Murillo, a coalition executive assistant, advocate on behalf of people with disabilities. Reiskin says her organization often hears concerns that people of color, including Murillo’s 31-year-old son, often are ignored, refused treatment or jailed when seeking help for mental illness.
About this series

This report is part of an ongoing series by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, “Untreated: How Ignoring Mental Illness Costs Us All.” I-News has found that for people with behavioral health problems, help can be hard to find. Mental illness costs Coloradans around $5.4 billion a year in lost wages, medical, jail and prison costs and other expenses – many of them preventable.

Seclusion, restraint ineffective, state says

Julie Reiskin, left, executive director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, and Marlene Murillo, a coalition executive assistant, advocate on behalf of people with disabilities. Reiskin says her organization often hears concerns that people of color, including Murillo’s 31-year-old son, often are ignored, refused treatment or jailed when seeking help for mental illness.
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