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Nick Welsh's Blog

Throughout this past year, I frequently felt much like a blind Eskimo chipping away at an iceberg... more »
posted 04/05/18
Patrick Hickey walked in a while back, an explosion of erudite indignation. more »
posted 03/15/17

Nick Welsh's Work

For the past three years, Eddie Hsueh has led a lonely uphill charge within the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to change the way deputies interact with people with mental illness. It starts with training.
A new facility will offer medical and dental services  targeting those with mental-health and addiction issues -- the first of its kind in Santa Barbara and the only one between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For many families struggling to navigate the maze of available mental-health treatment, the story of Everest Hickey highlights the desperate lengths to which they must go to get needed help.