D.C. Youth With Serious Mental Health Needs Are Trapped In ‘Pattern Of Institutionalization,’ Report Says

June 8, 2022

DCist (June 8)

D.C. Youth With Serious Mental Health Needs Are Trapped In ‘Pattern Of Institutionalization,’ Report Says

The District does not do enough to provide support for hundreds of youth with serious mental illnesses, according to a report published Monday. The examination into the city’s youth behavioral health system was conducted by Disability Rights DC, an organization that advocates for people with disabilities. It found that the city cycles children and teenagers through psychiatric hospitals and other treatment facilities rather than provide care that allows them to stay with their families or in the community.


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