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What is the best way to treat severe mental illness?

Our weekly podcast on democracy in America. This week, we look at the expansion of involuntary treatment in mental health care

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California is overhauling its mental-health system. The state exemplifies two broad shifts in mental-health care in America: the building of more beds and an expansion of involuntary treatment. What is the best way to treat severe mental illness?

John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Idrees Kahloon. They’re joined by The Economist’s Aryn Braun, who speaks to Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, and Darrell Steinberg, the mayor of Sacramento.

Runtime: 47 min

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