Wait times at ERs for mentally ill intolerable – CharlotteObserver.com

A recent report detailing long waits for psychiatric care in emergency rooms and crisis centers across North Carolina is scary but no surprise. The Observer reported on overcrowded facilities earlier this year in light of this tragedy: Kenny Chapman, who in March told Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph staffers he wanted to kill his wife, ended up killing her and two of his children hours later after being sent home with medication.

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