19 May 2017

‘We are Not Our Illness:’ People with Mental Illnesses Meet with Judges, Psychiatrists to Discuss Courtroom Decision Making


May 8, 2017

Kicking off #MentalHealthMonth on May 1, judges and psychiatrists from across the country gathered with people with mental illnesses and their family members to discuss the place where their lives often intersect—the criminal justice system.

“I see more people with mental illnesses in my courtroom in a day than a doctor might see in a month,” said Judge Steven Leifman of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. “That’s a sad commentary on the system.”

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