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I am a three-time winner of the quarterly Best of Scripps awards, a competition among the company's 15 newspapers nationwide. I have won the award once for Best Watchdog Reporting and twice for Best Deadline Reporting.

Alayna Shulman's Blog

With high rates of many mental illnesses and not much money to treat them, are the rural counties... more »
posted 02/19/15

Alayna Shulman's Work

In reporting her series on mental illness in Shasta County, Alayna Shulman didn't find the data she was hoping for. Instead, she highlighted that lack of data in her story. It was one of several lessons she took away from working on the project.

“Every day is stressful out here," says 49-year-old Kim Stanley, who is homeless and suffers from mental illness. "You’re tired; you’re exhausted ... and when people treat you badly for no reason, you’re crushed; you’re overwhelmed and crushed.”

As part of its Fragments of Care series on mental illness, Redding's Record Searchlight asked various North State leaders and officials what they think needs to be done to improve mental health services in the area.