Family describes dangers at Las Vegas psychiatric hospital

Family describes dangers at Las Vegas psychiatric hospital

In many ways, Alyssa Canning is a typical teenager. The 16-year-old Las Vegas resident likes doing yoga, listening to music and playing with her chihauhau, Lexy.

But her bipolar disease and depression can lead to impulsive actions such as hitchhiking and running away that disrupt normal life and put her in harm’s way, said her mother, Amanda Canning.