Not Alone brings awareness to listeners for people across the life spectrum having need for mental health care. The Nebraska prison system is ‘home’ to a huge number of people with mental illnesses. The prevalence estimates serious mental illness among men and women in jails are three to six times higher than those in the general population.
Antisocial behaviors, borderline personality disorders, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder were included as frequently seen diagnosis. Clearly, we need to use the time of incarceration as a time for treatment and recovery. Nebraska is seen as a leader in seeking mental health care for inmates and reducing recidivism through mental health treatment. Nebraska has about 4000 state inmates at any one time; the highest number of inmate population is consistently sexual offenses, about 1000 inmates in Nebraska.
Cameron White, a behavioral health administrator for the Nebraska Department of Corrections joined Not Alone to discuss mental health treatment during incarceration for those with mental illness, inmates who are violent, sex offenders, and substance dependent offenders.
To listen to the November 2 Not Alone broadcast featuring Cameron White from the Department of Corrections click on the play button below or download the file and listen later. To listen to past broadcasts, visit The Kim Foundation Web site Not Alone Archive page.
Airing every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST on station KCRO, channel 660 AM based out of Omaha, Neb.), Not Alone is a live talk radio program focused on behavioral health and recovery. Developed by The Kim Foundation through the support of C&A Industries, Inc., Not Alone works to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. The show seeks to assure individuals, families, and communities that they are not alone, mental illness affects us all, hosting a variety of guest from across the country.