As the psychiatric patient, we want to leave the hospital well.
Not in crisis. Certainly not suicidal.
As the care facility, you want to believe your patients will continue care and recovery.
And as the families and loved ones of the people who needed emergency care,
we want to exhale and declare the danger passed.
But none of those are guaranteed realities in the current mental-health system.
In fact, post-discharge is documented to be an extremely-risky time for suicide.
In part one of a two-part look at care transition and post-discharge realities,
our guest is Becky Stoll, VP for Crisis and Disaster Management for Centerstone,
a community-based mental health center.