This Week On The Line (Trailer): Danny Gold Discusses Chicago’s Mental Health Crisis

On Thursday at 12pm EDT Danny Gold will join ‘On the Line’ to discuss his new piece on America’s mental health care crisis, “Institutionalized: Mental Health Behind Bars” – America’s relationship with its mentally ill population continues to suffer as a result of inadequacies in the country’s mental health care system. For the mentally ill in Chicago, the effects of this inadequacy are felt on a magnified scale, as budget cuts and a lack of community-based mental health resources have left these individuals with minimal support. More often than not, this means being repeatedly swept up into the criminal justice system for low-level, non-violent crimes Danny Gold traveled to Chicago for VICE News, to speak with community members on Chicago’s south side, and get a first-hand look inside Cook County Jail. VICE News and On The Line want to hear from you! Let us know your questions for Danny on Twitter with the hashtag #ontheline, or send us a video message on Skype. To leave a Skype video message, follow the instructions here: Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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