Shelter from the storm

New unit cares for patients in emotional, psychiatric emergencies

A young woman enters the room and chooses a reclining chair along the far wall. A few minutes after she settles in, a nurse walks over, pulls up a chair next to her, and begins asking questions: How are you feeling? What happened today? Others in the room watch television or visit quietly. A man in his 40s carries a laundry basket half-full of clothes across the room. Read more …