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Veterans Without Assistance

Veterans Affairs Secretary Vows to Increase Staffing at Clinic Tied to Two Deadly Shootings

The Northern California clinic was the focus of a recent ProPublica investigation into inadequate mental health care. Over the course of three days, two veterans who’d been unable to get consistent treatment at the facility fatally shot their mothers.

Culture of Cruelty

Legislators Demand Hearings on Illinois Mental Health Facility Where Staff Abused Patients and Covered It Up

Repeated investigations of the center have revealed patients who were beaten and humiliated by staff, and staff who lied to cover up their actions.

Local Reporting Network

Crisis Point

“We’re at a Crisis Point”: NY Attorney General Hearing Spotlights Child Mental Health Care Failures

After THE CITY and ProPublica exposed a dramatic drop in beds at state psychiatric hospitals, New York’s top law enforcer takes agonized testimony from patients and providers — and the parent who’d told us of her son’s monthslong wait for care.

Local Reporting Network

Series

27 stories published since 2008

Veterans Affairs Secretary Vows to Increase Staffing at Clinic Tied to Two Deadly Shootings

Idaho Keeps Some Psychiatric Patients in Prison, Ignoring Decades of Warnings About the Practice

Mississippi Jailed More Than 800 People Awaiting Psychiatric Treatment in a Year. Just One Jail Meets State Standards.

Legislators Demand Hearings on Illinois Mental Health Facility Where Staff Abused Patients and Covered It Up

New Report Says Nurses at Illinois Facility Forced Patients to Dig Through Their Own Feces

Patients Went to This Isolated Facility for Treatment. Instead, Nearly Two Dozen Were Charged With Crimes.

Child Welfare Experts Say New Mexico Can’t Put Kids in Homeless Shelters Just Because It Lacks Other Beds

Report Finds “Code of Silence” at Mental Health Facility Where Staff Abused and Neglected Patients

Chilling Audio Provides Rare Glimpse Into Abuse at Troubled Illinois Residential Facility

Critical Omissions Plague Texas Gun Background Check Law

“We’re at a Crisis Point”: NY Attorney General Hearing Spotlights Child Mental Health Care Failures

New York State Failed to Provide Legally Required Mental Health Care to Kids, Lawsuit Claims

Cuomo Set Out to “Transform” Mental Health Care for Kids. Now They Can’t Get Treatment.

In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.

University of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show

Illinois Regulators Are Investigating a Psychiatrist Whose Research With Children Was Marred by Misconduct

He Said He Faked Mental Illness to Avoid Prison. Now, Accused in 2 Killings, He’s Sent Back to a State Hospital.

Steve Cohen Is Spending Millions to Help Veterans. Why Are People Angry?

Documents Raise New Concerns About Lithium Study on Children

The $3 Million Research Breakdown

Oregon Doctors Warned That a Killer and Rapist Would Likely Attack Again. Then the State Released Him.

Lost Mothers

In a Lonely Corner of Coney Island, a Fight Over Care for the Vulnerable

Federal Judge Sees New York State Conspiracy to Thwart Care for Mentally Ill

New Jersey Psychology Practice Revealed Patients’ Mental Disorders in Debt Lawsuits

Why Hospitals Are Failing Civilians Who Get PTSD

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