The mental-health-care system says Lynda Sue Dale, a young mentally ill mother, is ineligible for treatment -- until she informs the bureaucrats she's talking to New Times
THE OFFICE OF THE COURT MONITOR IS SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM ACCOUNTABLE TO ITS CLIENTS. BUT NOBODY'S BEEN HOLDING THE OFFICE ITSELF ACCOUNTABLE.
ARIZONA SET OUT TO CREATE THE BEST MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM MONEY COULD BUY. IT ENDED UP WITH A PROGRAM AS DYSFUNCTIONAL AS THE PEOPLE IT SERVES.