MCC San Diego Mental Health of Prisoners

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PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES/SERVICIOS DE SICOLOGIA



The Psychology Department has several psychologists who provide various services within the institution. Services include intake screening, evaluations requested by staff or the court, group or individual treatment, crisis intervention and psychiatric consultation. Some individuals may be evaluated as a result of court orders, parole commission requests, or Unit Team referrals.

El Departamento de Sicología tiene varios sicólogos. Dependiendo en que unidad reside, varios sicólogos pueden proveerle servicios. Los servicios incluyen: evaluación inicial, evaluaciones subsiguientes, tratamiento individual o en grupo, intervención de crisis y consultas sicologico.

Psychologists do not prescribe medication. If you have a history of mental health treatment, it is expected that you would have indicated that at the time you completed the Psychology Services Inmate Questionnaire. If you have a mental health emergency, talk with any staff member (Unit Officer, Unit Team, Work Detail Supervisor, etc.) and express your needs to that staff member. The staff member will make a referral to Psychology Services at that time. Routine requests for Psychology Services can be made via an Inmate Request to Staff Member (copout). If you require medication to treat a mental illness, you will be referred to Health Services for possible evaluation by a consulting psychiatrist.

Si usted tiene un historial se salud medico, esperamos que lo informe cuando llene el Cuestionario de Servicios de Sicología. Si usted tiene una crisis, hable con cualquier miembro del personal (el Oficial de la Unidad, Miembro de el equipo de su unidad, su Supervisor, etc.) y exprese su necesidad. Ellos harán un referido al sicólogo. Usted puede hacer pedidos a través de un copout para servicios de sicología.

SUICIDE PREVENTION/SUICIDIO PRECAUCION



It is not uncommon for people to experience depression and hopelessness while in jail or prison, particularly if they are newly incarcerated, are serving a long sentence, experiencing family problems, having problems getting along with other inmates or receive bad news. Sometimes, inmates consider committing suicide due to all of the pressure they are experiencing. Staff are trained to monitor inmates for signs of suicidal thoughts and feelings, and are trained to refer all concerns to the Psychology Department. However, staff do not always see what you see. If you are personally experiencing any of the problems noted above, or you or another inmate are showing signs of depression (sadness, tearfulness, lack of enjoyment in usual activities), withdrawal (staying away from others, reducing phone calls and/or visits), or hopelessness (giving away possessions, stating that “there is nothing to live for”), PLEASE alert a staff member right away. Your input may save a life.

El estado de depresión y soledad es muy comun mientras están encarcelados, particularmente si ha sido arrestados por primera vez. Otras razones incluyen tienen sentencia larga, están teniendo problemas familiares, problemas con otros reclusos, o ha recibido una mala noticia. A veces, los reclusos consideran el suicidio como medio de salida de la depresión. Los empleados están entrenados para monitorear reclusos que presenten síntomas de suicidio y a la misma vez referirlos al Departamento de Sicología. Si usted o algún recluso presenta algunos de estos síntomas de depresión (tristeza, falta de interés en actividades), aislamiento, deseos de entregar todas las pertenencias, falta o deseo de vivr, FAVOR de alertar a un empleado inmediatamente. Su información puede salvar una vida.

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