NAMI Calls Mental Health Crisis a “Double Whammy,” Shortages Exist for Both Beds and Services
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 — Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage.”
“Hospital beds for individuals with mental illness who experience acute crisis are a necessary element for America’s mental health care system, but there are not enough beds. Supply does not meet demand. It is not just patients who are in crisis; it is the system as well.
There is also a double […]