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San Diego County Analyzes Programs For The Severely Mentally Ill

Evening Edition

Aired 7/10/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Alfredo Aguirre, San Diego County Mental Health Director

Theresa Bish, former San Diego County Mental Health Board member. She has a family member who suffered from severe mental illness.

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REVIEW OF SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS WHO ARE RESISTANT TO TREATMENT

REVIEW OF SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS WHO ARE RESISTANT TO TREATMENT

San Diego County Health and Human Services report ...

There are 40,000 adults in San Diego's mental health system.

In March, San Diego County's Board of Supervisors asked for a review of programs to care for the most severely mentally ill.

This week the draft report was made public, comparing the current voluntary treatment programs with a program called Laura's Law, which mandates treatment in some case.

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