Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds involuntary psychiatric detentions on the rise

The rate at which Americans are held against their will and forced to undergo mental health evaluations and even state-ordered confinement—lasting anywhere from a few days to years—has risen sharply over the past decade, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women and suicide: The dangers of social isolation

Men have long been recognized as being most at risk of suicide, but the Office for National Statistics recently reported the highest annual rate of female suicides in the UK since 2004.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking COVID-19 behind bars

Physical distancing to avoid coronavirus exposure is almost impossible in most prisons and detention facilities, which has led to massive COVID-19 outbreaks among incarcerated people and prison staff in New York, Ohio, and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immigrant detainees are at high risk for COVID-19

Migrants who are being held in detention should be given the same consideration as vulnerable groups amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says Northeastern law professor Hemanth Gundavaram.

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