Untreated: What Stops Intervention?

Danielle Nordeen, right, holds her seven-year-old son's hand in a park near their Grand Junction, Colo., home. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Rocky Mountain PBS I-News)

A shortage of treatment options for people with mental illnesses means waiting months to see a psychiatrist, or driving hundreds of miles for a psychiatric bed. Police and emergency rooms bear the brunt of a splintered system that juggles crises, but falls short on treatment. Continue Reading →