Karen Bouffard The Detroit News Published 12:14 AM EDT Oct 11, 2019 Whitmore Lake — The most severely mentally ill of Michigan's nearly 10,000 inmates who receive treatment are housed here at Woodland Center Correctional Facility. The maximum-security prison, which is about 11 miles north of Ann Arbor, provides acute and longer-term psychiatric treatment for inmates throughout Michigan's prison system at a sprawling one-story building that resembles a school. It treats about 200 inmates at a time with a 23-bed inpatient infirmary and three-bed dialysis unit for inmates with or without mental illness. Among Michigan's prisons, Woodland appears to most closely resemble prisons in Norway, which has gained an international reputation for effectively rehabilitating inmates and has prompted states like North Dakota and Oregon to adopt some of its practices. Located in the former W. J. Maxey Boys Training School, the building was … [Read more...] about Michigan prison takes a gentler tack with mentally ill
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Amy B Wang, The Washington Post Published 10:35 am PST, Friday, March 8, 2019 This file photo shows an empty bottle of Tetanus, Diphthera and Pertussis, (whooping cough) vaccine. Health officials say the U.S. is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far - more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. At this pace, the number of whooping cough cases will surpass every year since 1959. less This file photo shows an empty bottle of Tetanus, Diphthera and Pertussis, (whooping cough) vaccine. Health officials say the U.S. is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo: Rich … [Read more...] about Unvaccinated child contracted tetanus. It took two months, more than $800K to save him.
Note: This essay contains discussions and images that may be triggering for some readers.In support of the recent National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I’m coming out about my history with disordered eating, which I’ve never publicly discussed before.I’d thought about sharing my story a few times in the past. Once I was asked to write an article for The Wall Street Journal on beauty and body-shaming. Initially I toyed with calling the piece “I Threw Up Three Minutes Before I Wrote This” and opening up about life in the trenches of bulimia, but ultimately I decided against it. It felt too vulnerable to talk about something I was struggling with (not to mention that I had recently written an article about my mom’s battle with cancer and I was self-conscious about coming across as one big cry for help).RELATED: See the star over the years 70 PHOTOS Child star Jennette McCurdy over the years See Gallery Child star Jennette McCurdy over … [Read more...] about Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy opens up about her eating disorder