By Shefali Luthra
November 14, 2016
For Kelly Kjelstrom, plugging the gaps in mental health care can mean
something as simple as a late-night taco and a friendly chat.
Kjelstrom, 45, is a community paramedic in Modesto, California. Part of his
job is to help psychiatric patients in need of care avoid winding up in the
emergency room, where they can get "boarded" for days, until they are
released or a bed frees up at an inpatient facility.