Dr. Sharon Hoover says we can’t talk about kids in crisis without discussing schools as part of the equation because it’s where kids spend most of their time other than at home. Instead of turning to a discipline response, many school districts are responding to emotional and behavioral incidents with
Staff Sgt. Charles F. Pugsley says it reinforces stigma when the military says it’s okay to ask for help, but it’s not. He says the contradiction is worse than the days when soldiers just weren’t supposed to talk about mental health because there wasn’t any ambiguity.
Kim Sanders on how Grafton Integrated Health Network transformed from an example of what-not-to-do into an innovator that developed Ukeru Systems, a model of care that reduces and works to eliminate restraint and seclusion.
On December 3rd, 1999, Dr. Loice Swisher’s life changed forever when doctors diagnosed her five-year-old daughter with a pediatric brain tumor. Today, she's working to spark conversation on doctors' occupational suicide risk.
Victor Armstrong talks about implicit bias and its impact during mental health crisis. He says when examining implicit bias, and the trajectory of people in crisis, experts can’t ignore how and when a person of color enters the system.
The Voice of San Diego reported that the county, like many communities, is facing a behavioral health care crisis with patients sometimes waiting days in the emergency department for psychiatric care. Once stabilized, people are discharged where they wait yet again for continued care.