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A reporting project that aimed to tease out the root causes of homelessness in one California... more »
posted 11/13/14
How many mental health patients receive the care that they need? Not enough, say Tulare County... more »
posted 02/19/14

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that approximately one in five state jail prisoners have a recent history of a mental health condition. Jail health care officials say that it's one in four in Tulare County. A mental health court is trying to change that.

It's been more than 10 years since Susan's adult son was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. The journey to treatment has been anything but easy, but Susan has worked tirelessly to get back the son she once allowed to walk away. She calls her son her "rescued treasure."

In California's Tulare County, violence, drug abuse and sex offenses occur at alarmingly high rates. For young children in troubled families, the experience of such traumas can lead to poor academic performance, mental health problems, and criminal records. They often don't get the help they need.