Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
Demographic studies show that today, young people are getting married later, having kids later, and taking on other "adult" roles later than in past generations. Diane and her guests talk about the growing study of "emerging adults" — people too old to be called "adolescents," but not quite adults, either.
- Alexandra Robbins co-author of "Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenge of Life in your Twenties" (2001)
- Jeffrey Arnett developmental psychologist affiliated with the University of Maryland, and organizer of the Society for Research on Adolescence's Special Interest Group on Emerging Adulthood
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