Mental Health

Photo: The Laboratory Theater of Florida

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is currently running performances of the black comedy “Sordid Lives,”  an LGBT cult classic about family members dealing with their demons as they gather together after a death in the family. Audiences are invited after Thursday's performance to participate in a ‘talk back’ panel about ideas found in the play, from grappling with an LGBT identity, to gay conversion therapy, to institutionalization.

Miami police intends to involuntarily commit homeless individuals starting Friday if they refuse to move off the streets. Volunteer outreach teams through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust began placing individuals in shelters Tuesday morning and will continue those efforts through Thursday.

Tara Calligan

When Florida lawmakers approved a last-minute budget in special session earlier this year, $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services expired with no plans to make up for it.

Now, mental health and substance abuse facilities across the state are looking at slashing services—sometimes in half—because of the surprise de-funding.

Florida Tech Study Finds Success In Mental Health Court

Aug 2, 2017

A new study out of Florida Tech finds defendants who make it through mental health court are less likely to be arrested again.


Mental Health Courts Curb Recidivism

Jul 26, 2017

A new study from the Florida Institute of Technology finds that criminal defendants who graduate from mental health court are much less likely to be re-arrested.

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