Key takeaways

1. Demand for mental health care in the US far outweighs supply, leaving families to take on the burden – and cost – of providing care. The Ghowrwals are one such family

2. Over the last six years, Jennay Ghowrwal and her brother have spent over $140,000 caring for their mother, who has schizophrenia

3. High standards for involuntary committment make it difficult for families to get help for loved ones struggling with serious mental illness. "Dangerousness" , a common standard across America, means you must let a loved one spin out of control before securing care