Caring for mental health

CALEB NICKERSON
PONTIAC Jan. 27, 2021
When someone has a physical injury, there’s usually a straightforward way for them to get help. Slap on a bandage, call up their doctor or in the most pressing circumstances, head for the emergency room.
However, when it comes to mental health, adequate services can be harder to come by, as one local patient recently discovered.
Due to the sensitive nature of their case, the patient will be referred to by the pseudonym Kelly.
Kelly had been going through a bit of a rough patch, after losing two close family members in the span of about six months. Her depression escalated into suicidal thoughts over the holidays and her physician decided it was in her best interest to . . .

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