Mental health services for troubled male youth strained for resources

The New York Times (6/22, Carey, Subscription Publication) reports that the US mental health system is under scrutiny in the wake of several shootings and violent incidents committed by young males, particularly from “questions of how best to help them and how to pay for it.”

Even for families with premium health insurance, services and treatments for violent sons are not always covered. Because of this, “many affluent families” are taking their complaints to court in order to force school districts, for instance, to spend more money on special education services and therapeutic schools for troubled youths.

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— “Seeing Sons’ Violent Potential, but Finding Little Help or Hope,” Benedict Carey, New York Times, June 21, 2014.

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