The Times

by abaffledlook

Here’s a December, 26, 2013 New York Times article about the cost of lack of specialized care for mentally ill people in crisis who get sent to emergency rooms. The rate of mentally ill who need help that get sent to emergency rooms is soaring as community mental health providers budgets are being cut more and more. There just aren’t enough beds available to accommodate them. There’s a pilot program in Raleigh, N.C. that has made more beds available and paramedics are trained to ask the right questions to know when to take mentally ill people to psychiatric facilities.