Henry, a 43-year-old educated and now unemployed white man in the Midwest, was taking a potentially lethal overdose of narcotic pills prescribed for chronic pain but was interrupted by his wife and survived. In the emergency room, the doctor called his insurance company for authorization to admit him to a psych ward but was denied because he was not at that moment trying to kill himself.
Mary, a teenager, had one leg over the bannister of a high rise apartment when the cleaning lady grabbed and saved her. In the ER...
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Dr. Lloyd’s two new books are now available: Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight (2016) and Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions: An Expert’s Anthology (2017)