Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

The County of San Diego is committed to providing greater assistance to people struggling with mental health issues. More than $54 million has been added to this year’s budget for Behavioral Health Services, along with dozens of new positions and investments throughout the county. But, as a visit with the caring and compassionate staff at the County’s Psychiatric Hospital shows, treating mental illness is an extremely complex process and funding is just one of the many challenges.

Anita Lightfoot is a group communications officer with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact