“Every mobile crisis provider is like a snowflake,” says Preston Looper, because of gaps in protocols, availability, consistency, and funding. With 988 on the horizon, he points out that now is the time to standardize the service.
16-year-old Reina Chiang and her mother, Kana Enomoto, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, share their experience navigating the Maryland crisis care system. It includes long wait times in the emergency room and inpatient hospitalization, which Chiang calls a short-term bandaid that’s more like a prison, with kids waiting around
Ted Lutterman of NRI shares how 23 states, with funding from SAMHSA, are developing real-time psychiatric bed registries to improve timely access to mental health treatment. Some states are going beyond beds by creating a comprehensive crisis services registry. Covid has caused implementation delays, but states have found that having
Today, Dr. Michael Allen talks with #CrisisTalk about the new CMS payment model ET3—Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport, which allows for earlier diversion of people in mental health crisis. Under the new payment model, ambulance services can divert lower-acuity medical cases and psychiatric crises to facilities that better match the
Today, Dr. Charles Browning sits down to talk with Sheree Lowe, vice-president of behavioral health at the California Hospital Association. Lowe highlights that because California lacks 24/7 mental health emergency services, it forces people into a choke point of emergency departments during the involuntary care commitment process. She shares with
Megan Gleason, LCSW, is the metro Atlanta regional manager for the Behavioral Health Link (BHL) blended mobile crisis program, a 24-hour response service that covers the vast majority of Georgia counties. Earlier this year, she participated in the FBI Citizens Academy, a selective 6-8 week program that gives leaders a
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