Our mental health system is broken. This has been documented in numerous studies by experts serving individuals and families affected by mental health issues.
We see it every day in Emergency Departments across the region – behavioral health patients stuck in an Emergency Department exam room waiting hours or days for a more appropriate care setting.
Our physicians and social workers are frustrated in trying to find services for patients who need immediate psychiatric care or are trying to transition back to their home or community.
We need to do better.