Fresno County Lacks Long-Term Mental Health Care
Since 2005, Fresno County has lacked a long-term mental care facility for adults. As a result, some Fresno County adults with severe mental illnesses have been staying in a 16-bed psychiatric hospital for months while waiting for long-term care facilities to become available. Other mental health patients continually return to emergency departments and a new psychiatric crisis center.
- "Valley Lacks Long-Term Care for Mentally Ill" (Anderson, Fresno Bee, 7/7).