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How can Laura’s Law help Orange County’s mental health community?
Orange County Register

They tell heart-wrenching stories. Stories of a daughter who dreamed of being an artist, but who cycled in and out of the hospital so many times the family lost count; of a son who wouldn’t take his medication for paranoid schizophrenia; of a young man who tried to light himself on fire, thinking he was Jesus.

But now help for these families is just a phone call away. At the beginning of this month, Orange County rolled out a new program, commonly known as Laura’s Law, for the most hard-to-reach mentally ill.