Report Shows Michigan Prison Workers More Likely to Experience Suicidal Thoughts

There is a mental health crisis among Michigan prison workers, according to a new study.

It found a higher likelihood of symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and depression.

The State Department of Corrections released the report Monday.

They’re trying to reduce employee suicides and to improve staff wellness.

Nearly one in four of all workers are estimated to meet the criteria for PTSD.

More than 100 employees are currently and actively planning to kill themselves, according to the report.