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California spends an estimated $4 to $5 billion a year on mental health services for children and... more »
posted 10/23/17
Beaches, sunshine, natural beauty, high-priced homes. In so many ways, Ventura County embodies... more »
posted 02/22/15

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“We kind of got stuck in limbo,” said Melissa Alcala, whose son has a rare genetic disorder.
One consistent memory I have from reporting on California’s mental health system for low-income children is repeatedly asking myself, “Why is this so hard?”
“Access varies quite dramatically depending on where you are,” said Kim Lewis of the National Health Law Program. “There isn’t a lot being done to ensure accountability in each county.”