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Mental Health in America

How the Pandemic Affected Mental Health Among Adults and Youth   According to research conducted by Mental Health America, mental health disorders are widespread and worsening. In 2020, the number of people who took anxiety screens increased by 93% compared to the previous year. The number of people who took depression screens increased by 62% …

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Bipolar Disorder

What Is Bipolar Disorder?   Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder listed in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It was formerly referred to as manic depression or manic-depressive illness. It can cause extreme mood swings including mania and depression.  According to the National Institute of Mental …

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Crime Statistics in California

California DOJ 2020 Crime Report   According to the California Department of Justice, there were 173,864 violent crimes committed in 2020. This is up slightly from 2019 when there were reportedly 173,205 violent crimes. Property crimes decreased slightly from 915,197 in 2019 to 841,171 in 2020. Arson, however, increased significantly over the same period to …

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Studies Show Increase of House Arrest During COVID-19 Pandemic

To Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus, Jurisdictions Across the Country Turned to Electronic Monitoring   As the country begins to emerge from over a year-long pandemic-forced lockdown, many are looking for changes that were made to slow the spread of the virus. Early on, prisons and jails emerged as coronavirus hotbeds.  Data collected by …

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