Pediatric Mental Health Month is Also in May



Even though timely follow-up care for self-harm or mental illness has been shown to prevent hospitalizations, reduce the chances of a repeat visit, and improve overall outcomes, less than a third of children receive follow-up care within seven days of their ED visit, and just over half (56%) receive care within a month, according to a recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

More than a quarter of the children in the study returned to the ED within six months.

RELATED: The second-largest psychiatric facility in Washington State is looking to hire more employees after threats that it could lose its accreditation.


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