Experiences and Lessons Learned in States with On-Line Databases (Registries) of Available Mental Health Crisis, Psychiatric Inpatient, and Community Residential Placements

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Individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis can often experience long delays in accessing appropriate services. These delays can result in long waits at home, in emergency departments, or in jails for appropriate available services to be identified. NASMHPD has established a goal that 100 percent of clients experiencing a psychiatric crisis receive appropriate care without delay. The use of a psychiatric bed registry that tracks all available crisis and inpatient psychiatric beds is one tool that many states are implementing to help address this issue.


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