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NYC Jail Watchdog Board Lacks Minorities

Vacancies on Board of Correction offer opportunity, say advocates
At a time when New York City jail officials are struggling to quell rising levels of violence and better care for a growing number of mentally ill inmates, a civilian oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness.

Strike a Chord: Combating Mental Illness Stereotypes

WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing on mental health stereotypes.

A mental illness is a medical condition that causes mild to severe disturbances in thinking, perception and behavior. Recovery is possible. But there are many misconceptions about mental illness that can lead to a variety of problems, like trouble finding work or housing.