With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Ending Up In The Emergency Room
Sadly, there are too few resources for those with mental health issues. As a result of funding cuts, limited access to resources, and stigma, more and more patients with mental illnesses are going to ER. This is problematic becasue many ER departments do not have resources, space, or enough expertise to meet the needs of these patients. In the Huff Post, Erin Schumaker writes about this crisis in mental health field.
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