Many people having a mental health crisis go to the emergency room. However, ER’s are not well equipped to handle them, and many patients are boarded there for hours or even days without treatment.

Many people having a mental health crisis go to the emergency room. However, ER’s are not well equipped to handle them, and many patients are boarded there for hours or even days without treatment. Experts discuss the reasons for the failure, the outcomes it produces, and solutions that have been successful in limited trials.

Guests:

  • Dr. Scott Zeller, Vice President of Acute Psychiatry, Vituity (formerly known as California Emergency Physicians)
  • Dr. Anne Zink, Medical Director for Emergency Medicine, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Plamer, AK

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