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The School-to-Prison Pipeline Swallows a Black Girl for Not Doing Her Homework

As a pediatric psychiatrist, I see how mental health issues are routinely criminalized in this pernicious cycle

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Even in the midst of a pandemic, the courts are finding increasingly novel and cruel ways to criminalize mental health issues. Earlier this month…

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Nikhil “Sunny” Patel, MD, MPH, MS

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