Why is My Loved One Not Receiving Treatment in Jail?

Why is my loved one not receiving treatment in jail?

Navigating the criminal justice system can be stressful and confusing, especially for family members whose incarcerated loved one has a mental illness. To aid this process, NAMI has developed a series of informational videos that answer common questions callers have asked the NAMI HelpLine about the criminal justice system.

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NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).