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Initiative gives hope to Californians with psychiatric emergencies




In years past, an acutely mentally ill homeless person might have been admitted to a hospital. But recently there has been a shift toward residential vs. hospital-based treatment.
In years past, an acutely mentally ill homeless person might have been admitted to a hospital. But recently there has been a shift toward residential vs. hospital-based treatment.
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Hospitals have closed or cut back psych units, so if you experience a psychiatric emergency in California, it's hard to get fast care. Even tougher is getting stabilized and on the path to recovery.

The California Report's series on the state's mental health care safety net concludes this morning with good news. Elaine Korry reports