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Colorado Moves Away from Seclusion, Restraint in Mental Health Crisis Cases, Inequities Remain

Posted about 4 years ago by Gretchen Armbruster

Colorado Moves Away from Seclusion, Restraint in Mental Health Crisis Cases, Inequities Remain
Seclusion, or confining a person alone in a room, and restraint, or physically preventing a person's movement, have long been common tools for controlling people in a mental-health crisis. But state health officials regard the procedures as a "treatment failure," in which risks range from "serious injury or death" to "loss of dignity and other psychological harm."

The state's latest report on the use of these procedures in clinics and hospitals shows that minorities are more likely to be put into these punishing conditions than whites.

Go to the following link to read more: http://inewsnetwork.org/2014/06/11/