Study: Going to the ER for a mental health crisis may be a thing of the past
Emergency rooms are for more than treating chest pains or closing wounds. The ER is also a place where people go for mental health emergencies, such as suicidal thoughts, an anxiety attack, or the urge to self-harm. The ER is still the go-to place for these behavioral health crises, but it doesn't have to be, researchers say.
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