Waiting for Disaster

WXYZ reports prompt proposed changes to law barely used to help mentally ill

You wouldn’t have known it had you been there.  There was no press conference or ceremony.  But on Friday, in St. Clair County, a probate judge made history.

"I’m going to enter an order that requires Mr. Becker to participate in assisted outpatient treatment," said Judge John Tomlinson.

RELATED: WXYZ's ongoing series "Waiting for Disaster"

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About the Investigation
Waiting for Disaster

For months, 7 Action News has investigated the failures of Michigan's mental health system. As state funding continues to fall, most experts agree that care is only getting worse. 
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The ongoing series is led by reporter Ross Jones, managing editor Ann Mullen and producer Adam Brewster.

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