For pediatric mental health patients, days stuck in the ER

COVID has made worse a long-standing crisis in child psychiatric care

JILL CUMMINGS’ SON is a smart, loving 13-year-old with serious impulse control problems and mental health diagnoses that include ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. The West Boylston teen, who is not being named to protect his privacy, lives in a residential special educational school – an environment in which he often becomes destructive, pulling fire(...)

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