Untreated: mental health assistance hard to find

May 16, 2014

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.
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  "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