Care For Mentally Ill Is Hard To Find

Updated 11/20
This article from yesterday's Metro section reveals that, while there is still a long way to go in reducing the caseload for therapists, for now the waiting list of those low-income adults seeking treatment has been eliminated.

Updated 7/18
According to this story in today's Metro section, the number of low-income adults in Fairfax County waiting to be seen by a mental health professional has nearly doubled in the last three months.

Originally posted 5/30
Several violent crimes by people with histories of mental illness--including the shooting deaths of two Fairfax County police officers--prompts questions about why these individuals were not in treatment. According to this article, mental health officials say that getting some potentially violent people much needed care is increasingly difficult.

By  |  November 20, 2006; 2:45 AM ET  | Category:  Health Care, Hospitals
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