Nearly $9 Billion per Year is Spent Locking Up People Struggling with Mental Illness.

By Kara Dansky
October 9, 2014

Michelle Mata wants to be treated the way you would want your mom to be treated. She’s an aunt, and a neighbor. She likes line dancing. And she suffers from major depressive disorder with psychotic features.

A Mental Health Crisis Shouldn’t End in a Jail Cell [The Nation]