Federal report says Alaska children with mental health problems are over-institutionalized | Alaskan News

Alaska lacks community-based mental health services for children and spends too much money confining them away from home, causing some to become institutionalized, according to a US Department of Justice report.

Alaskan children are needlessly being sent as far afield as Missouri and Texas, where they live in closed units with other children with mental health issues, according to the Justice Department.

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