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Mental health services in Shasta County lacking, grand jury says

Shasta County faces a lack of services that put mentally ill people in crisis at risk, the Shasta County grand jury found in a recent investigation.

The panel says in its report, "A Mental Health Crisis, Following the Call: The First 72 Hours Matter," a lack of law enforcement training, a severe shortage of psychiatric inpatient beds and psychiatrists add up to situations that can lead sick people lingering in hospitals for days without mental health care...

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