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Medicine: Mental Illness #1045444

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The Congressional hearing on mental health care for children noted.

(Studio: John Miller) The imprisonment of mentally ill patients due to a shortage of mental health facilities featured; scenes shown from a Chicago jail of inmates being restrained and acting out; the increase in mental health crisis calls cited. [Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Tom DART††- says they end up in jails because it’s the only place that will take them.] [Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee BACA††- comments on people not getting their medication due to the economy.] [Patient’s mother Kathryn WOOTEN‡- explains what happened to her son Terrence.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Miller, John
Duration:
00:03:10

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