A History of Violence
Facilities around California--like Atascadero State Hospital--have suffered under changes to the state's mental health system
Read "A History of Violence" at newtimesslo.com
"While the new, cushier models have been praised by those who created and mandated them, side effects have included increased assaults on staffers, increased patient-on-patient assaults, low staff morale, paranoia, and fear. Beneath the entire system is a philosophy that upended the way staff treated patients."