A Lawyer Abandoned Family and Career to Follow the Voices in His Head

Link: https://www.wsj.com/us-news/homeless-california-mental-illness-care-court-f63d2027


Disruptions in mental-health care during the pandemic left many Americans vulnerable. Among people ages 18 to 44, insurance claims related to psychotic episodes rose 30% to 2 million in 2023 from 2019, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a data-analytics company. Around the U.S., hospitals are overwhelmed. Emergency rooms are adding security guards. Jails serve as a last resort for those unable to care for themselves. 

Author(s): Julie Wernau

Publication Date: 23 Mar 2024

Publication Site: WSJ