Without Enough Beds, Mental Health Patients Board In Hospitals
A lack of beds and increase in demand has led to many patients with acute mental health problems boarding in hospitals while waiting for a room at a behavioral health center. This is particularly damaging for younger patients and children.
Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins spoke with one mother whose young son had to wait for more than a month to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital where he could get the care he needs.
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