Kids desperate for inpatient psych care have few options in WA

Crosscut: They’ve made numerous trips to pediatric emergency departments. They’ve called law enforcement and engaged crisis teams. They’ve used the state’s wraparound services, often an insurance requirement before receiving further care. They’ve driven hours across the state to get to Seattle Children’s hospital. They’ve been on the waiting list for months to receive the most precious commodity of all, an inpatient psychiatric bed.

And they’re at wits’ end.

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