Divided Mental Health Care System Can Strand Medi-Cal Patients In The Middle

(By Anna Gorman for California Healthline)

When the voices in his head become too overwhelming, Kevin Scott heads to the emergency room.

Scott, 54, said he wants regular therapy and medication for his depression and schizophrenia but has had trouble getting either. He said his primary care doctor urged him to seek help through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, but the department just sent him back to his doctor. Continue reading article here……

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