KQED Series on Kaiser’s Mental Health Services

KP ImageOn July 1, 2014 KQED published the first in a series of reports about Kaiser’s mental services. In “Sonoma Co. Supervisor Presses Kaiser on Mental Health Services,” Jon Brooks reports on Zane’s intention to draw on her husband’s suicide in 2011 to push for improvements to Kaiser’s mental health services, in the hope that extensive problems with Kaiser’s provision of mental health care do not result in additional suicides and suffering. Zane expressed her frustrations: “I can tell you I have heard a lot of stories within the last few days about these types of incidents over and over again–of people who were so wronged by their treatment, by either being referred out of the system or by saying, ‘We don’t have the appointments.'”