Darkest Hours

56min | 2007
In "Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children's Mental Health Care," parents, teens, advocates and providers all share their horror stories about the lack of a system for children's mental health care. While the documentary focuses on Connecticut, this is a national crisis: kids spending night after night in the emergency room because of the lack of psychiatric beds in the state; waits of up to six months to get an appointment with a psychologist because of escalating demand; families dealing with managed care companies that continually deny coverage for necessary treatment. All of this - combined with the raw emotion of accepting the fact that their child is mentally ill and will likely face a lifetime of medication and therapy.

More

Topics: Health, Mental Illness, Social Issues, Family, Children, Healthcare, Crisis, Politics, Decisions, Reality, Insight
Reviews: A- 10 Fans
· A · · B · · C · · D · F
Grade This Film
Your Grade: Not Graded
Click to Regrade

Comments

nancy
nancy
January 17, 2014
C-
Jane Lundberg
Jane Lundberg
September 28, 2013
A
Andreana Sutherland
Andreana Sutherland
September 20, 2013
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." (Q: Jiddu Krishnamurti.)