Kristin Jones' article on the difficulty of mental health intervention begins with the the story of Danielle Nordeen, who drove a 16-year-old Toyota Camry 300 miles from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo twice a week to visit her son in a psychiatric ward. Her son is seven.
"Across the state, the same story plays out," writes Jones. "A shortage of treatment options for people with mental illnesses means waiting months to see a psychiatrist. Police and emergency rooms bear the brunt of a splintered system that juggles crises, but falls short on treatment." Read the full series "Untreated: how ignoring mental illness costs us all" at www.rmpbs.org/news.