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Locked Out

Vinnie Manganello/WFYI
23-year-old Daniel Hoy's parents gave him up to the state when he was 12 after exhausting all other options to get him treatment for severe post-traumatic stress disorder. After suing the state, they were able to regain custody.

Children with severe mental illnesses encounter many barriers to treatment. But some parents have discovered a workaround of last resort: they can trade custody for treatment.

Music used in this episode: Am-Trans, Submerging Blue-Black,The DirtyChrome Muffler, and Back Stairs by Podington Bear; plus Cicle DR Valga by Blue Dot Sessions.

Read the stories: Out Of Options, Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Trade Custody ForTreatment, When Insurers Deny Mental Health Coverage, Families In Crisis Struggle Even More