Frank Gluck

Evaluations under Florida's Baker Act have been outpacing child population growth statewide — and in regions like Southwest Florida, by leaps and bounds — for nearly a generation. Read more



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He was bullied. He had violent outbursts at home and school. He regularly threatened suicide. After regular Baker Act committals, a treatment program in Naples makes the difference. Read more



Amanda Inscore

Low funding for mental health care and a shortage of psychiatrists has left kids and families searching and waiting for help in Southwest Florida. Read more

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Andrew West

Lee Health will end baby deliveries at Gulf Coast Medical Center in March and expand such services on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in south Fort Myers, home to the region's only children's hospital. Read more