Thursday, January 05, 2012

Texas's Failure to Fund Mental Health Treatment Leaves Hundreds Stranded in Jails

See this article by that title from the San Antonio Current.  The article goes a bit off course in suggesting that the problem is that there aren't enough state hospital beds; to my mind, the fundamental problem is a lack of housing, intensive treatment services, and crisis services in the community.  Law enforcement and the criminal justice system should not be the entities that respond to a mental health crisis.  But the article as a whole is very well done.

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