Mental Health Crisis: The Cycle of our Lives (Part 2)

This is awesome! A go bag has never even entered my mind. And I have been there and worked with parents who have been there. Not sure why I never thought of it. But I am glad you did.

Musings of an Addled Father: A Road Map to Mental Health

The Emergency Department

For whatever reason, your child has found him/herself in a mental health crisis.  When the crisis happens, no matter where or how it started, the most common direction is to your local Emergency Department (ED).  In the remainder of this article, I will be discussing our experiences with the Children’s Hospital ED.  Although we have dealt with many EDs over the years, the Children’s ED has been one of the most comforting and helpful facilities.  Other than a few policy exceptions and facility setup, your experience hopefully will be somewhat similar.

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Ultimately at this juncture in the crisis stage, the why of the matter will not be nearly as important as the when, what, and where?  Where do we go from here?  Where do we go to get help?  When will my child get the help he/she so desperately needs?  What is happening?!  Let’s…

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