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California dumps a patient in Nevada
Sacramento Bee

Shannon Brandes sat at the kitchen table of her modest home in this small mountain town and told the story of her daughter – a pawn and a costly inconvenience for two states’ mental health care systems.

Amanda Brandes, 26, has spent most of the past decade battling delusions and paranoia. She is back at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas today, unless the staff sent her on her way in the past 36 hours as staffers at Rawson-Neal and other psych wards have done so many times before.