Why are emergency rooms the new gateway for mental health help?

6 thoughts on “Why are emergency rooms the new gateway for mental health help?”

  1. It is an emergency room so understand the need to go there in a crisis however the staff in the ED are not specialized in mental health care. I often tell patients to go if they need to however we have many crisis protocols in place where I work and would rather them contact us.

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  2. Oh god, this is so important and so relevant and so under… what’s the word I’m looking for hear. Under… spoken of? It’s not talked about… how frequently mental health issues are affecting kids.Thank you for writing this. And thank you for your thoughts. I really appreciate the way you write and the way you convey your topic.

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  3. As someone who deals with mental health issues and knows many others who do too, sometimes the ER is the only place to go. To them, in that moment, it’s an emergency. It’s their life. So, I do think that the ER is an okay place to go, If only just for a space to be around people who will make sure your okay.
    This is a great article! Thank you for writing.

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