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Rusty the miniature donkey's effect on the group of seven severely mentally ill inmates at the West Valley Detention Center, San Bernardino County’s largest jail, was obvious.
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A 5-year-old's long wait for care is emblematic of a much larger problem — too few mental health providers for low-income kids on public coverage.
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The suicide rate has grown faster for young black and Latino males in Texas over the last 10 years, a Dallas Morning News analysis of CDC data found.
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The rise in patients has left hospitals searching for solutions, with an eye toward the bottom line. It’s costly to care for patients languishing in emergency departments, running up losses in behavioral health, hospitals say.
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Is California merely robbing Peter to pay Paul with its voter-approved bond measure to house mentally ill homeless people? Places such as Tulare County could end up losing badly needed mental health funding.
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“I have to meet this guy and have sex with him. If I don’t, then he and his friends are going to rape my little sister,” a student at Frank Ballou High School in Ward 8’s Congress Heights told her teacher.

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