Dec 20, 2019

With the end of psychiatric boarding, a new mental health crisis decades in the making | Opinion Northwest | Seattle Times

The state Supreme Court's opinion on Thursday invalidating psychiatric 'boarding' has thrown Washington's already-messy mental-health system into chaos. An estimated 350 very ill people across the state are currently being warehoused in emergency rooms, usually without treatment, because the state hasn't funded enough psychiatric beds. State and county mental-health managers are scrambling to...

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