Subject:

Betsy Schwartz

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Holiday Madness

    Looking for quick help, some patients instead found themselves locked in a county mental health unit and not going anywhere.

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    December 11, 2008

    Is Harris County Jail the Place for A Mentally Troubled Teen?

    Laura Howard got tossed into a jail treatment program, but it was the wrong one for someone whose mental health was in tatters

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    November 18, 2004

    Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

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    February 1, 2001

    Upstairs Down - and Out?

    A money-starved mental health treatment unit may die in its infancy

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Catch Us If You Can

    Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.

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    July 22, 1999

    Downing

    Quiet Rage: Insurers and the state have given up, but parents are battling to get help for their severely troubled boy

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