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“State Supreme Court: Psychiatric boarding illegal”

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This August 7, 2014 article from Spokane, Washington and found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about to practice of warehousing people with mental illnesses in emergency departments or other non-certified psychiatric treatment settings where they receive no real treatment but are in  limbo waiting to be transferred to a certified psychiatric facility.  The Washington state supreme court ruled that this is indeed an illegal practice in the state of Washington.

Spokane in Spokane County

Spokane in Spokane County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Primary care providers can do better at identifying patients with behavioral problems”

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This February 3, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the role that primary care physicians and emergency room physicians could play in helping identify people in need of mental health care.

 

“Healing for victims of violence”

 

“We Shall Overcome” (Montgomery, Alabama) (Apr...

“We Shall Overcome” (Montgomery, Alabama) (April 1, 1965) (Photo credit: Penn State Special Collections Library)

 

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This August 12, 2012 on the Philly.com website, talks about ways to perpetuate healing in people who have survived a violent crime.  The opinion piece points out that healing needs to be viewed as not just a physical issue, but also an emotional issue, and can start at the point where the person is in the Emergency Room.  Pills help with some things, but not everything, where helping to plant a seed of hope can go a long ways to help in many areas.

 

 

 

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