A rare native Angeleno reporting on mental health for the Los Angeles Times.
In their darkest moments, people struggle to find mental health help. What can be done to reimagine a new system aiding vulnerable residents — one that relies less heavily on law enforcement?
Los Angeles County will return an estimated $15 million in unspent mental health grants intended to keep vulnerable people from landing in hospital and jails.
The rollout of 988 and related psychiatric emergency services has failed to live up to its promise, an LA Times investigation finds.