Tag Archives: Psychiatric

Correction: Psychiatric Units-Suicide Prevention story

HARTFORD, Conn. — In a story Nov. 19 about changes inside hospital psychiatric units, The Associated Press incorrectly described the standards and requirements of The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency. It introduced new safety guidelines and called for assessments for suicide risks, but the agency itself did not mandate the removal of bathroom doors, artwork… Read More »

In Brief: Improving Care for New Mothers with Severe Psychiatric Illness

NPR just aired a short story about a young woman who experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.  It was a short article but it brought up several important themes. The article highlights the importance of recognizing postpartum psychosis. While we have worked hard to increase awareness of postpartum depression, the article… Read More »