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A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly... more »
posted 10/09/18
Mendocino County has some of the highest rates of suicide and drug-related deaths in the state of... more »
posted 03/14/18

SJ Black's Work

Due to lack of funding and stigma, law enforcement is often on the front lines for mental health crises and the aftermath of suicides in California's Mendocino County.
In California's Mendocino County, startling rates of suicide highlight a severe lack of access to mental health care.
In 2017, Mendocino County voters voted for a special sales tax to improve mental health services. Is it making a difference yet?