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Mental Health Bed or Psychiatric Bed: A HUGE Difference

If you have ever been hospitalized for a psychiatric reason, you know that it is not like you are in the hospital for a medical reason. You don’t lay in a nice bed where you can adjust your legs and … Continue reading

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Time Waiting for a Bed: Psychiatric vs. Medical

Recently in my community, a 17 year old foster child was jailed for 3 weeks for a minor offense because there was no one to place her. This is inexcusable.  Article  The problem boils down to placement.  It is not … Continue reading

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What can you do if you suspect someone might have a mental illness?

If you suspect someone might have a mental illness, here are some things you can do: First, if they have shared with you that they are suicidal, do not take this lightly.  You can contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. … Continue reading

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