She Was Dancing On The Roof And Talking Gibberish. A Special Kind Of ER Helped Her.

Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco For decades, hospitals have strained to accommodate patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency rooms. The horror stories of failure abound: Patients heavily sedated or shackled to gurneys for days while awaiting placement in a specialized psychiatric hospital, their symptoms exacerbated by the noise and chaos […]