Self-Injurious Behaviors, Part 2: Management and Treatment Interventions

Pathologizing or dismissing self-injury can be dangerous, as self-injurious behaviors are a strong predictor of suicide completion. Underlying or coexisting … Continue Reading ›

Self-Injurious Behaviors in Correctional Facilities

Part 1 of a 2-part series

“Inmate swallowed a piece of metal from her wristband” … “Patient used a metal piece to cut her arm” … … Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Foundation Offers Scholarships for the NCCHC Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

The NCCHC Foundation will award scholarships for students and correctional health professionals who have three or less years of experience in the field to atten… Continue Reading ›

Good for Everyone: Interventions to Maintain Mental Health During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected staff and residents of correctional facilities, and the impact goes beyond physical health. Protecting… Continue Reading ›

Mental Health, Medical Care, the Focus of the Upcoming NCCHC In-Person and Virtual Conferences on Correctional Health Care

The NCCHC Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care will offer education on medical care, substance abuse disorder treatment, suicide prevention, nursin… Continue Reading ›

Misperceptions of Correctional Mental Health: It’s Time to Drop the Old Stereotypes

Correctional mental health services are often criticized with broad-brush comments citing conditions and services that, in many jurisdictions, are a thing o… Continue Reading ›

Reaching across Communication Barriers to Understand Our Patients

The way we communicate has changed tremendously as the internet has replaced traditional media like newspapers and TV. Instead of readi… Continue Reading ›

Meeting the Needs of Incarcerated Veterans

People commit crimes and are incarcerated for myriad reasons – probably as many reasons as there are justi… Continue Reading ›

In Memory of 3X322

Over the past few months, I’ve had conversations with a number of our nation’s sheriffs and jail commanders. I’ve been thinking a… Continue Reading ›

Suicide Prevention: This Week, and Always

Sunday marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 5-11, 2021. Now more than ever, we need to work together to stop suicide.

In 201… Continue Reading ›