KCCI Investigation: At-risk teen waited 47 hours for mental health care


IT TOOK 47 HOURS FOR A FORT
DODGE TEENAGER TO BE ADMITTED
FOR IN-PATIENT MENTAL HEALTH
CARE. THE 16-YEAR-OLD WAS SUFFERING
FROM DEPRESSION AND FELT SHE WAS
A RISK, AND ASKED FOR HELP. TONIGHT, KCCI’S ALEX SCHUMAN
WILL SHOW HOW HER EXPERIENCE HAS
BEEN SHARED ALL ACROSS IOWA. AND HOW IT’S SERVING AS A LESSON
FOR KIDS AND PARENTS IN NEED OF
IMMEDIATE CRITICAL CARE.>>WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR KIDS
IF THEY GO TO A HOSPITAL AND
THEY DON’T GET THE HELP THEY
NEED RIGHT AWAY? AND IT’S KIND OF PUSHED OFF AND
THEY SAID NOT YET, NOT YET, NOT
YET. ARE THEY GONNA ASK FOR HELP THAT
NEXT TIME? ERIC: HEAR THIS FAMILY’S STORY
AND WHAT EXPERTS SAY NEEDS TO BE
DONE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. ALEX’S INVESTIGATION AIR TONI

4 thoughts on “KCCI Investigation: At-risk teen waited 47 hours for mental health care

  1. He should've disguised himself as a politician or a celebrity…the 2 things that make people care and empty their wallets

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