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Flood of pediatric mental health patients strains emergency department

from AAP News

From May 28: Over the last decade, there has been a concerning rise in emergency department visits for mental health concerns. Pediatric patients are being referred to the ED by mental health providers, schools and pediatricians, and many are brought by family members. Between the late 1990s and last year, such visits to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center ED skyrocketed from 400 to 2,500 annual visits. more

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