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People in psychiatric crisis are often stuck in emergency rooms for hours or days waiting for placement, says Ted Lutterman, senior director of government and commercial research at the NASMHPD Research Institute (NRI). In other cases, there’s nowhere for them to go. Or worse, there are openings but no systemized

Crisis Now co-founders Michael Hogan, Ph.D., and David Covington, LPC, MBA, have released a poignant infographic examining mental health and substance use emergency department (ED) visits in 31 states. The graphic, utilizing 2016 statistics from Open Minds and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), paints a stark disparity between