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August 11, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Psychiatric boarding: Only option in ‘no-win’ situation

Gabriel Campanario / Seattle Times

An opportunity to lead was denied in favor of chest thumping and a bit of closing irony [“Finally, an end to ‘boarding’ of psychiatric patients,” Opinion, Aug. 7].

What responsibility will our Supreme Court take when a newly freed mentally ill individual commits our worst nightmare? Will the justices reach out to the victims, their families, the myriad mental-health workers who


Comments | More in Mental illness | Topics: mental health, Psychiatric boarding, Robert Ott

January 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Psychiatric boarding: More, longer admissions is not the answer

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]…


Comments | More in Health care | Topics: Jonathan R. Beard, mental illness, Psychiatric boarding