Four days of coverage

2011-04-18T00:00:00Z Four days of coverage Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2011 12:00 am

Sunday: Persistent stigma keeps many people from seeking help for mental illness.

Today: A state law guarantees treatment, but a back-office budget deal means it’s not being enforced. And the end of case management and brand-name drug coverage left many marooned.

Tuesday: Forcing someone into treatment is possible, but difficult. And a shortage of psychiatrists in Tucson means that even if you find a doctor who will see you, your first appointment might be months away.

Wednesday: Unless you’re living in poverty, your insurance may not cover mental health treatment.


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