Raymond has always struggled with his emotions. As a child, he had a lot of energy.
He had difficulty listening and paying attention. He always had a hard time in
school. He eventually got this GED and even got married. But his anger would lead
him down a path of separation and despair. Eventually he was arrested and found
himself in a cycle of life on the street and in jail.
More mental health practitioners are needed in our criminal justice system to
identify mental health disorders early, provide appropriate counseling, and reduce
recidivism. The Texas State of Mind initiative will educate policy makers and
decision influencers about the importance of mental health care in our justice