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SF hospital services for mentally ill suffer drastic cuts
San Francisco Chronicle

As everyone in San Francisco knows, there’s a population of mentally disturbed individuals on the streets who never get the help they need. It’s a chronic, troubling problem. But if you’re going to look into it with medical professionals, here’s a tip — set aside plenty of time.

The treatment of the uninsured mentally ill is a rabbit hole of regulations, acronyms and conflicting statements. Put it this way: If you were playing a drinking game and took a sip every time someone said “it’s complicated,” you’d be pie-eyed long before you got any answers.