Mental health

There’s almost always a waiting list to get into the Deschutes Recovery Center, the inpatient, secure psychiatric treatment facility in Bend. That waiting list is a severe problem.

The center cares for people diagnosed with acute mental illness. It can treat and house 16 patients. Some are civilly committed. Some are placed there in hope that with treatment they can stand trial. And some are placed under the jurisdiction of the state Psychiatric Security Review Board.

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