Mental Health Innovation: Psych ER’s

She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her… By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News. Updated 6:03 AM ET, Thu March 21, 2019

“In pockets across the country, hospitals are trying something new to address the unique needs of psychiatric patients: opening emergency units specifically designed to help stabilize and treat patients and connect them to longer-term resources and care.”

“Psychiatric ERs aim to address the growing number of patients with mental health conditions who end up hospitalized because traditional emergency rooms don’t have the time or expertise to treat the crisis.”