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Fresno County supervisors must perform due diligence
Fresno Bee

Parents of children with severe mental illness in the Fresno area face the stressful additional burden of sending them at least 100 miles away to receive treatment. Sometimes, the distance is even greater.

“The first time my child was hospitalized, he was 12. He was falling apart — he wanted to kill himself,” Linda Graves of Clovis told Bee reporter Barbara Anderson. “They sent him someplace that was four hours away. I’m trying as a parent to support him, but I’m not close enough.”