Ron Bruno, a retired Utah police officer and CEO of Crisis Response Programs and Training, says mental health shouldn't come in a police car.
When Steve Miccio’s family took him to a hospital in Dutchess County, New York, he was experiencing his first manic episode. “I went in ‘Steve,’” he says, “and came out of inpatient hospitalization broken.” He points out there was no mention of hope or recovery. “It was more about what
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
Mobile crisis services are increasingly in the limelight. Since the onset of the Covid pandemic, telehealth and mobile crisis teams have allowed for much-needed flexibility in care amidst lockdowns and physical distancing requirements. Simultaneously, a cultural push for reimagining public safety has resulted in communities demanding a clear pathway for
16-year-old Reina Chiang is the founder of u matter apparel, a Maryland nonprofit that creates welcome packages for teens in crisis enrolled in Care and Connections for Families, a local in-home stabilization program. Each care package includes a tie-dye sweatshirt with “u matter” printed across it and mental health resources.
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
When an ambulance is called to the scene of a crisis in the United States, no matter the type, there are a limited number of places it can go next. Emergency ground ambulance services can transport to a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or a dialysis center. More often than not,
It started with an open letter in 2015 from Sheree Lowe, vice-president of behavioral health for the California Hospital Association:
“California, like the nation, is struggling to ensure individuals with a suspected/potential mental illness are able to receive a timely psychiatric evaluation and access to an appropriate level of treatment, if
When people think of the FBI, they imagine what they see in films: tropes of action-packed espionage and FBI agents chasing down serial killers. Megan Gleason just completed the FBI Citizens Academy and says that some of what we see in movies isn’t that far off. “The FBI is a
Conversations in communities across the nation, whether in jails or inpatient hospitalization, look something like this: “If we release arrestees or discharge patients, where will they go?” Elizabeth Sinclair Hancq and John Snook, colleagues at the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC), say that at every turn, during COVID-19, no one knows