High court condemns lack of provisions in UK for suicidal teenager
Judge forced to send 16-year-old girl to unregulated placement due to lack of available NHS psychiatric intensive care beds
A society which cannot guarantee safety for those needing #mentalhealth support is one which is failing.
An appalling case that highlights the lack of adequate mental health support for young women and girls. With mental ill-health among this group hugely increasing, it's vital they have access to specialist support which addresses their needs and experiences
This is a very sad, and very familiar story. Note that this young person was not detainable under the Mental Health Act, the behaviours not being representative of mental illness. Provision is shockingly poor for this group of children.