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Mental health shortages reach crisis levels
The Desert Sun

Kristy Beard felt her breath vanish.

The grocery aisle at the Palm Desert Costco stretched on forever, a tunnel of crunchy peanut butter and brightly-colored cereal boxes.

She gasped, as if drowning.

The clatter of shoppers and children battered her ear drums. Crowds drew closer, louder, swirling like the claustrophobic whirl of an MRI machine.

There was no escape.