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‘Lost Patients’ podcast examines America’s “maze-like” mental health system

Over the past half-century, 84 percent of state-run psychiatric hospital beds have disappeared. So where have the patients gone? Launching March 12, Lost Patients, a new six-part investigative series from KUOW and The Seattle Times, explores how vulnerable patients with psychosis and severe mental illnesses can end up in an endless loop between the streets, jail, clinics, and courts. Hosted by reporter Will James, with mental health journalist Esmy Jimenez and investigative reporter…

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