Lack Of Mental Health Beds Keeps Inmates In Limbo, Costs Taxpayers $40K A Month
The wait-list for inmates who are ordered to be admitted into special psychiatric care continues to grow.
Mental Hospital Backlog Costs Stanislaus Taxpayers $40,000 A Month
Although Stanislaus judges have committed 13 local inmates to state mental hospitals, they languish in local jails because the California Department of State Hospitals says it has no room. Local taxpayers pay the price: about $40,000 a month, with no hope of reimbursement. (Stapley, 9/20)
In other news on mental health services —
Orange County Register:
Anaheim Art Class Helps Erase Stigma Of Mental Illness In Arab Community
Like most others in Access California Services’ Stigma Arts class, Belal is a refugee. This is the fourth year the Anaheim-based nonprofit that provides services and support for Orange County refugees has held this particular art program. It is designed to explore the stigma of mental illness from a culturally competent perspective through arts as opposed to verbal communication. (Bharath, 9/20)