Staggering Rise in Suicidal Patients Presenting to EDs Hastens Call for Telepsychiatry

By |2019-08-19T20:06:25-04:00August 19th, 2019|

414%  That’s the percentage increase in suicidal patients presenting to United States emergency department (ED) over the last decade.1  Yes, you read that right. 414%.    Total ED visits with a presenting problem of suicidal ideation increased by 414% from 2006 to 2014.2   Additionally, total ED visits related to behavioral health disorders and/or substance abuse disorders (excluding suicidal ideation) increased by 44%3 in the last decade.   About 1.5 [...]