“Human Trafficking Awareness for Mental Health Professionals”

Training Link

This training was presented by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in September 2016 and is available free of charge.  It offers information for Mental Health Professionals on how to respond if they meet someone who is a victim of human trafficking.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center operates a national hotline that anyone in The United States can call if they know or even suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
is a toll-free call anywhere in the United States

1-888-373-7888

“Kids with mental illness forced to wait for care”

Article Link

This October 2, 2016 article by Ross Jones and found on the WXYZ Detroit website talks about the extremely long waits faced by children who end up being boarded until a bed is available.  boarding means they can stay at the hospital but will not receive treatment while they wait for a pediatric psychiatric bed to become available. Boarding of mental health patients is more common than the boarding of physical health patients, and often lasts longer for mental health patients than it does for a physical health patient as well.

 

“How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms”

Article Link

This October 17, 2016 article by Shefali Luthra, talks about the differencees in going to the Emergency Room for Physical health reasons compared to mental health reasons and indicates that a person with a mental health issue is likely to stay in the ER longer or more likely to be admitted to the hospital directly from the ER than someone with physical health issues is.

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