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What happens when the only psychiatric hospital in California’s North Coast region shuts its... more »
posted 03/09/16

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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.
The largest psychiatric facility in Sonoma County is not a hospital. It’s the jail.
When a psychiatric patient shows up at the emergency room at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the staff quickly removes anything dangerous before placing them in a treatment room.