Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It’s a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma

People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing

What, precisely, is a crisis? Generally, things have to get pretty bad to be defined as one. “Housing�, “North Korean�, and �global financial� have all seemed to earn that suffix. The problem with defining “crisis� is partly one of banality through overuse – if you believe even half of what you read, we are perpetually beset by it, in one form or another. So hearing the c-word in a context anything less than epic tends to be accompanied with a faint echo of hyperbole, and twinges of cynicism.

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