Friday, December 06, 2019

New documentary takes on mental-health care in rural Ariz.

A new short documentary takes a close look at the difficulty of accessing mental health care in rural America. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" zeroes in on Cochise County in the southeastern corner of Arizona. Many of the 911 calls in the area involve people with mental-health issues, and local sheriff Mark Dannels says 67 percent of the people in the county jail have a diagnosed mental-health condition, The Atlantic reports. The 13-minute documentary was directed by James Burns for the PBS Show "Independent Lens" and was produced in collaboration with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. Watch the video below:

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