Emergency Departments See Dramatic Increase in People with Mental Illness Seeking Care
Apr 27 2004
A recent upsurge in people with mental illness seeking treatment in emergency departments is taking a significant toll on patient care and hospital resources nationwide, according to a new survey of emergency physicians conducted by the nation’s leading mental health organizations and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Fact Sheets: Spending Money in All the Wrong Places
Apr 14 2004
Two of the most important but often unexplored stories about failures in the mental health care system are the shift in costs to other sectors of society—and the degree to which mental illnesses represent a dimension of broader problems in American society, such as unemployment.