State budget funds some mental health crisis response and hospital diversion efforts

By Taylor KnopfThroughout the pandemic, more people have sought mental health crisis services or have gone to hospital emergency rooms in distress. Hospitals leaders say the COVID-19 pandemic has created a behavioral health emergency.┬áPandemic-related stressors caused more demand for mental health services and an increase in substance use and overdoses, advocates and the data say.┬áThe … Continue reading State budget funds some mental health crisis response and hospital diversion efforts