Segregation is Alive and Well

My father recently had surgery on his spine at one of the top hospitals in Boston.  I brought my son to the hospital to visit his grandfather.  This is the same hospital Ben spent four days at in the psychiatric emergency department waiting for a bed at a psychiatric hospital. Continue reading “Segregation is Alive and Well”

Taking Your Child to the Psychiatric Emergency Department

THINGS YOU CAN DO PRIOR TO GETTING IN THE CAR AND HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL

Making the decision to take your child to the emergency department for acute psychiatric care is gut wrenching.  At the time I wrote this, Ben has had five visits to psychiatric emergency rooms across four states and Jack has had one visit.

The contrast between taking your child to the emergency room for a broken wrist verses being manic or unsafe is STARTLING.

The purpose of this post is to share some things you can do prior to taking your child to the psychiatric emergency department in order to make the experience a little LESS TRAUMATICContinue reading “Taking Your Child to the Psychiatric Emergency Department”