Mental Health Emergency Services for Teens: What to Do When Your Community Fails You

It’s been months since my last post. I don’t like to give advice. Provide information and resources, sure. But giving advice about a life and death matter — that worries me. But maybe not giving advice is equally risky, so here goes.

Say you are in a town like Huntsville, Alabama, where the hospital, in spite of being the only hospital of any size for a 100 miles, and in spite of having a separate facility for women and children, and in spite of being an aggressive investor buying up other hospitals, hasn’t a single bed for a child or teen in need of emergency psychiatric intervention. What do you do? Continue reading “Mental Health Emergency Services for Teens: What to Do When Your Community Fails You”

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About Mental Health Emergency Services for Teens

While this post may seem to have most relevance for the parents of North Alabama, I think, sadly, the subject is hardly unique to this area, state, or region of the US.

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