Watch: A panel discussion on the mental health crisis in California

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Breakdown: Mental Health

With fresh political attention on mental health, advocates are hoping California embraces humane and effective ways of averting some problems and solving others.

This summer, Tom Gray will lose his home. A slim man with hunched shoulders and a halting voice, Gray, 72, has schizophrenia. Before he landed in Carmen Palarca’s board-and-care home 11 years ago,...

Elizabeth Brown’s bedroom holds a trove of evidence of her fight to save herself. Preserved among the Twilight novels, the posters of Korean pop singers and cameras she used for her budding...

In the past five years, the number of people in California deemed incompetent to stand trial and referred by a judge to state hospitals for treatment has soared—but there are…

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