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How Mentally Ill Hasidic Women Slip Through Cracks in the System

posted on August 15, 2016

At VICE, Allie Conti writes that often ultra-Orthodox Jewish women with mental illnesses are unable to seek proper help because of their faith. Instead, they are sent to unlicensed life coaches who are not required to inform the city or state of New York of neglect or abuse. Conti writes, “The informal and often inadequate mental health system is just one of many ways that Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox are isolated and insulated from the systems of government and law enforcement that run the rest of the five boroughs.”

Read at VICE