July 10, 2022
Dallas County’s average wait time for a state psychiatric hospital bed is longer than any other urban county in Texas, with some waiting more than 800 days for hospital admittance, according to state data.
Dallas Morning News July 10, 2022
“They may or may not have gotten case management or medication they need.” he continued.
The mentally ill are People. Have we forgotten? Are they forgotten?
THE COUNTY BLAMES THE STATE FOR THE DELAY IN GETTING MENTALLY DISTRESSED DEFENDANTS INTO STATE HOSPITAL BEDS FOR TREATMENT. Such defendants are required to receive treatment, usually in state care, before they can be declared mentally competent by a judge to then stand trial.
All the Money in the World can’t fix the mental health problem in Dallas….apparently.