As the Covid variant Omicron surged across the United States, people in hard-hit communities were flooding nearby emergency rooms—some because they were sick with the virus, while others were in search of Covid tests. Dr. Benjamin Druss says emergency room use during times of crisis holds up a mirror to
As communities explore ways to divert behavioral health and quality of life crises from law enforcement, they’re also asking when and how to best collaborate with police in the safest and least restrictive way for people in distress. This shift is necessary for people overall, says Dr. Margie Balfour, chief
As helicopters hover above her to put out a nearby fire, Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD, of the Center for Applied Research Solutions, shares insights on school leadership's role during and after a crisis. She talks about lessons learned from numerous disasters such as the Paradise Camp Fire and school mass shootings
Singer Keith England had just finished his Sunday evening gig at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, California. It was about 9:30 p.m. when he began heading down Pier Ave. and crossed paths with a young man who asked him for help.
‘The Forgotten Survivors’ Author, Shannon Jaccard, says it was only after her brother, Jeff, was killed during inpatient hospitalization that she realized when staff mentioned he was having a bad day, it meant they had put him in seclusion and restraints. She says siblings need to be part of the
David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, RI International CEO & President, responded to the policy debate in the January issue of Psychiatric Services on Medicaid’s IMD exclusion rule with a letter to the editor. He writes that he supports an IMD waiver as a transitional step to help communities evolve a