(Editor’s note: The current CDCR Unlocked podcast focuses on Mental Health Awareness.)
Even though May is Mental Health Awareness Month, professionals at CDCR and CCHCS work every day to ensure incarcerated patients’ needs are met. At the same time, the Office of Employee Wellness provides wellness support, education and resources to all staff.
In this episode, Public Information Officer Kyle Buis sits down with Dr. Amar Mehta, Deputy Director of Statewide Mental Health for CDCR, and Dr. Brianna Rojas, Associate Director and Chief Psychologist with the Office of Employee Wellness. In the podcast, they discuss the wellness and mental health challenges of living and working in a correctional setting. They also offer steps people can take to improve their mental health.