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LA Times Today: The toll of one man’s mental illness
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LA Times Today: The toll of one man’s mental illness

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

Alarmingly, less than half of adults with mental health conditions received services in 2019.

In L.A. and around the region, people with mental illnesses are cycled through what can be a revolving door of temporary psychiatric holds and jail wards, never getting the long-term care they need before they are sent back to the streets.

L.A. Times senior reporter Doug Smith wrote about the mental health crisis we are facing and joined us with Sarah Dusseault who shared her personal story.