I'm a San Diego native reporting on government accountability and education issues in San Diego and Imperial counties.
“It’s not the type of health crisis that you’re going to have neighbors come over and bring a casserole,” one advocate said.
A reporter shares her own family's struggle with mental illness, and the toll it has taken.
Imperial County officials routinely keep people on psychiatric holds for longer than 72 hours, often in ill-equipped facilities and without a formal hearing that’s required by law, an inewsource investigation found.
A guide to help people, including those with severe mental illness and their loved ones, navigate the complicated legal process.
Some lawmakers are turning to conservatorships as a possible solution for the state’s homeless crisis, even though the system isn't ready.
As the debate continues, officials have failed to study whether the state’s existing conservatorship system even works.