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Why California's mentally ill are struggling to find care

Clip: 08/08/2019 | 6m 14s

With more Americans seeking treatment for mental health issues, lawmakers and the U.S. health care system are having trouble keeping up. People with severe mental illnesses who don't find adequate health care often end up on the streets or behind bars. And the options for residential long-term care are dwindling. Byrhonda Lyons of CalMatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization, reports.

Aired: 08/08/19

Rating: NR

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