As ER waits stretch for days, Mass. turns to in-home care for children’s mental health
When Haley was brought to the emergency department in October, she was one of 115 children and teenagers who went to a hospital emergency room in a mental health crisis and got stuck there. She waited two days in a bed in a hallway before the hospital social worker suggested the Youth Villages Intercept for Emergency Diversion program. WBUR sat down with Haley and her mom to talk about the experience.