Photos by Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS
Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness — obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, psychosis and depression. Seeking treatment for these conditions means navigating a fragmented system with funding quirks and huge gaps in care.(Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS)
Little help for those with mental illness, developmental disabilities




Kristin Jones

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS


A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead.

It is the physical mark of a besieged mind.