Nurse Talk Short | Connecticut Tragedy Highlights Mental Health Cuts
Nurses around the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut. Every day a massive tragedy is being played out on a smaller scale in emergency rooms, in mental health facilities and on the street across our country where, with sometimes devastating consequences, mental health is underfunded to a shocking and sometimes deadly degree.
Casey and Shayne speak with RN Deborah Burger who says we must insist private health insurance systems reverse pervasive cuts to mental health services. Why does someone have to cause physical harm in order for an intervention to take place? Are all of the children, responders and families who have been scarred in Newtown going to get the mental health services they need?
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