There are many alternatives for those who have personal problems and a desire to correct them. The first person you should talk to about a personal problem is usually the Unit Counselor. An exception to this is if you are struggling with feelings that you might hurt yourself or someone else; in this case, contact a psychology staff member immediately. If you have these feelings after regular working hours, inform any staff member and the Operations Lieutenant will ensure that Psychology staff is contacted. Your participation in counseling activities will be encouraged upon staff’s assessment of your needs. However, participation in such activities is voluntary. The staff of each unit is available for informal counseling sessions.
Psychology Services is located next to the back door of the visiting room. Psychology programs include initial psychology screening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, drug abuse treatment, and individual/group psychotherapy. Those desiring an appointment with a member of the psychology staff should complete a cop-out and hand deliver it to Psychology Services.
Inmate Referral. Inmates can play a vital role in helping to prevent inmate suicides. To facilitate this process, please notify staff of any behavior or situation that may suggest an inmate is upset and potentially suicidal, for example, feelings of shame, guilt, fear, sadness, or anger; agitation; depression; relationship problems; legal concerns; hopelessness and helplessness.