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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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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 teenage boy left at a hospital in December 2019 triggered 11Alive’s investigation into child abandonment. His mom says there’s a lot we don’t know about that day.
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The #Keeping series shows how the challenges of raising children with severe emotional and developmental disabilities can lead to abandonment.
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It took a seven-year fight to get Ava’s Law, which mandates insurance coverage for children with autism. Now Ava hopes her story can inspire a new battle.
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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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