Beyond the Stigma: Families plead for lawmakers to fund mental health plan
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Melissa Hinebauch donned a hospital gown Monday evening to call on state leaders to fund solutions to the mental health crisis that leaves too many adults and children waiting in hospital emergency rooms for appropriate treatment.
“Whether you are a patient or a parent, it can be a horrifying experience to be in the emergency room when you feel such abject terror, pain, despair and confusion,” Hinebauch said. “These situations are dire. They’re truly life or death, and the fact that your loved one could be stuck in the emergency room for days or weeks is completely unacceptable.”