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Part 1: Psych patients pack emergency rooms
Orange County Register

Two years ago, Marty Naftel felt one of his bipolar crises coming on and went straight to the hospital. The 53-year old Midway City resident had learned he had bipolar disorder 29 years earlier and had been hospitalized for it many times since. So on that day in June 2012, he knew the warning signs all too well.

“I felt very unstable. Going toward manic,” Naftel recalls. “When I got manic, I would ruin everything. I lost my family. I would spend a lot of money I didn’t have. I would think I had been sent to Earth by Jesus.”

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