CTV News (Canada) – Prison experience for man with FASD led to decline in mental health: Manitoba judge A Manitoba judge says an Indigenous man with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder had a “hellish” time at a correctional facility, where he alleged he was sexually assaulted by other inmates.
Category: Mental and Physical Health
Streissguth from the University of Washington found after researching 415 people with FAS that 96% of people with this condition will have a mental health condition.
Because of the typical lack of ability to link cause and consequence combined with a high pain threshold, people with FASD will often have physical health issues as well if they do not live with family or friends. Living with family or friends may provide the individual with FASD with support to recognise when its necessary to visit a health professional, take medication or keep on top of hygiene and nutrition.
Lisa Joy (10 March 2020) Use of force incidents increase, too many involve mentally ill inmates: Prison report. Canadian Press.
World Health Organisation (July 2019) ‘10 areas governments could work with to reduce the harmful use of alcohol’. Each year 3 million lives are lost due to harmful use of alcohol. The WHO global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol seeks to improve the health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities, […]
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