Show 127 When The ER Visit Goes Bad

We tell people to go get help when there is a mental problem. But a reality is that doctors, who we hope would know better, don’t always do better. Not only the mental health symptoms but the physical ones as well.

This is a quick pebble in the road on some of the things that could have happened and what you can do to get the care you need.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

KPIX news report on doctor's behavior at El Camino Hospital on YouTube.

SF Gate article and video of El Camino Hospital's doctor handling of an anxiety patient in the emergency room. The hospital has made an official statement.

National Public Radio story Failing Patients': Baltimore Video Highlights Crisis Of Emergency Psychiatric Care from April 2018 talks about the lack to training, resources and funding necessary to handle mental health and psychiatry health conditions.

Dignity Health page on Mental Health Emergency: What to expect in the ER

The Mighty on 11 Things I Want the ER Staff to Know as a Person With a Mental Illness


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