Articles related to mental illness


The growing prison and jail populations
The growing prison and jail populations

In 2015 Newsweek Magazine reported that over 2.2 million people are incarcerated in American jails or prisons. America has the largest jail/prison population in the world.

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Total disorder in the mind and surroundings
Total disorder in the mind and surroundings

Some think only third world countries live in total filth on mounds of trash... but that would be a mistake to believe such. In fact, most third world countries are far cleaner than this homeless camp located in Middle Tennessee.

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The Fears of Some Homeless
The Fears of Some Homeless

At times, his mind might not agree with reality, which is common in the world of mental illness diagnoses.

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Juvenile Court Judge Says Untreated Mental Illness a Problem For Rutherford County Children
Juvenile Court Judge Says Untreated Mental Illness a Problem For Rutherford County Children

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport told WGNS that untreated mental health issues are leading to child related problems...

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Pilot project goal is to improve treatment and recovery for Tennesseans with mental illness
Pilot project goal is to improve treatment and recovery for Tennesseans with mental illness

Tennessee's Mental Health Institutes serve more than 7,000 people annually, individuals who are experiencing some of the most unstable periods in their lives in terms of mental illness.

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Nearly 1 in every 10 suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore
Nearly 1 in every 10 suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore

Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression.

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74% of females and and 43% of males in Rutherford County jail on psychotropic medications
74% of females and and 43% of males in Rutherford County jail on psychotropic medications

Medication is prescribed when symptoms of mental or emotional illness are severe...

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Nearly one in every ten suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore
Nearly one in every ten suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore

Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression.

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How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?
How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?

Many of the homeless persons living in Tennessee have mental illness problems, so the question we have is… how do homeless get help for mental illness? 

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Positive News for the Mentally Ill in TN - First in the Nation Court to Focus on Mental Illness and Drug Recovery
As WGNS continues our interview series with homeless persons living in Murfreesboro we have uncovered some promising news that will help the mentally ill and those headed through our court system who have drug related problems. 
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Influx of Homeless Arrests Made in Recent Weeks in Murfreesboro
Many of the homeless persons in our community seem to have a past criminal history and many of the homeless population appears to be under probation at this time, based on the arrest records we have seen. 
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