Failure to fix mental-health care dangerous for all of us – Winston-Salem Journal

As legislators finish work on a budget that almost surely won’t contain enough money to correct the state’s failed overhaul of its mental health-care system, they should consider how much the broken system endangers both the mentally ill and the people who battle endless red tape as they try to help them. Just ask Cpl. Lori Gortman of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.