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Data shows children who are committed under the Baker Act often are referred by school officials. School shootings and other incidents have placed more pressure on officials to intervene.
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California sent more than 1,000 vulnerable children to out-of-state facilities run by a for-profit company. Reports of rampant abuse followed. Now, confronted with a Chronicle and Imprint investigation, the state is bringing every child home.
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A Cotati woman describes a fragmented system of mental health care that at times treated her with dignity while at others like a criminal or animal. A Santa Rosa mother decries a system of services that abandons all but the wealthy and very poor.
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The largest psychiatric facility in Sonoma County is not a hospital. It’s the jail.
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Binghui Huang wrote this series as a project of the National Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nikie Johnson, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....
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In southwestern Pennsylvania's fragmented patchwork of cities, boroughs and townships, children are likely to live in places without the resources to keep them safe, active and healthy.
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A Virginia state senator voices impatience with the work of a commission he launched, which has secured mental health reforms but has not yet led to the wholesale change envisioned.
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The bond money for Proposition 2 will be financed by funds from the Mental Health Services Act, which has been mired in controversy and ineffectiveness since its passage in 2004.
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CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.

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