Brian M. Rosenthal’s story on mental health is welcome. It is also well timed as May is Mental Health Month [“Evaluators’ missed deadlines are forcing release of mental patients,” Local News, May 14]. The issue of inadequate capacity throughout public mental health is of longstanding duration. It was only a matter of time before demand for…More
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Today’s opinion piece by guest columnist Eleanor Owen [“Psychiatric boarding of mentally ill needs to end,” Opinion, Jan. 21] and Brian M. Rosenthal’s story on how hospitals are responding to the threatened loss of funding if boarding continues [“Kirkland hospital to change procedures for ‘boarding’ mentally ill,” Local News, Jan. 21]…More