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By not expanding Medicaid, Mississippi is hurting uninsured people with mental illness, many of whom often end up in jail or psychiatric wards, and putting medical providers at risk, some say. Others say expansion would only pump money into a broken mental health system.

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Some children have been sexually assaulted. There are documented cases of child abuse. There have even been riots.
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In one incident, a girl with a mental health diagnosis was pepper-sprayed in the groin, then left to use toilet water to relieve her pain.
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Mississippi's convoluted mental health care system is hurting people with mental illness and those who care for them.

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Last Tuesday, nearly 100 people gathered in Jackson to connect with their neighbors around a troubling statistic: Amador County has the third-highest suicide rate in California.
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Joshua’s House in Sacramento, California is slated to become the first homeless hospice center in the West Coast and one of only a handful in the country.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments
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Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child’s education. So why have some New Orleans schools failed to address the problem?

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