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Study: Michigan prison workers facing 'mental health crisis'

Study on Michigan prison workers facing 'mental health crisis'
Posted at 4:56 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 05:40:59-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan prison workers are facing a major "mental health crisis," according to a new report released by the Michigan Department of Corrections that surveyed 3,500 employees.

The study found that workers have a higher likelihood of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, suicidal thoughts, and depression.

The department said it's working to reduce employee suicides and improve staff wellness.

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