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State data show a record number of people experiencing a mental health crisis are waiting in jails for beds in state hospitals that don’t have enough staff to operate at capacity.
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Noozhawk review finds significant shortcomings in the $1.5 million voluntary facility for patients in need of psychiatric crisis care.
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Noozhawk review finds local patients being shuttled throughout California due to inadequacy of county’s 16-bed psychiatric health facility.
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Amid plenty of praise for the nonprofit’s hard work, there‘s also a troubling allegation, an explosion under investigation, and inflated claims.
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There were big gains in access among Filipino Americans, Latinos, and LGBTQ+ residents.
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The homegrown nonprofit has risen fast in four years, from managing portable toilets to running hotels. Now it has national ambitions.
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Noozhawk analysis of health care data finds lack of proper facilities taking catastrophic personal toll, increasing pressure on hospital emergency services.
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A Houston Chronicle investigation found that at no point since 2013 did any Texas school district have the nationally or state recommended student-to-provider ratios in four positions that are key to providing mental health support for children — nurses, counselors, case workers and psychologists.
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There are only eight kids in this class at Linda Tutt Learning Center, but the chaos erupting throughout the room and spilling into the hallway would set any teacher on edge.

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