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FrankTankly t1_j322is0 wrote

It’s been a bit since I’ve worked there, so can’t speak to specific policy right now, but wholesale turning away of a specific population sounds odd to me and I’d be surprised if they were to start doing that.

I’d ABSOLUTELY be shocked if they were turning away depressive/schizophrenic patients as well, regardless of their other diagnoses.


Wrinklestiltskin t1_j325dmy wrote

I heard this from a department head at Burrell, but they may have been mistaken (I hope so...).

But as far as turning people away, it's seemed about 50/50 odds whether or not they'll admit someone who's only experiencing psychotic symptoms anymore. I've had a lot of clients turned away this last year when having a psychotic episode but not being suicidal/homicidal. Even when they've been transported via ambulance from a residential care facility, with the RCF staff requesting hospitalization. I don't remember it being like this until within the last 1.5 years or so.