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A journey through New Hampshire’s mental health system, part 3 of 3

By ROGER CARROLL, The Laconia Daily Sun

Editors note: This is the third and final part of a series by Laconia Daily Sun Managing Editor Roger Carroll about his experiences with the mental health system after going through a personal crisis that landed him in an emergency room, a placement annex and finally a designated receiving facility at Franklin Regional Hospital. 

FRANKLIN – The fact that mine was a straightforward case of depression meant that, rather than languishing in the Annex at Lakes Region General Hospital for days, I was an easy “yes” for mental health facilities with open beds.

My case wasn’t complicated by addiction and I had no history of violence (my juvenile transgressions weren’t part of any record). If those had been factors in my case, that could have narrowed the options available to me, I was told by a practitioner, since not all facilities treat patients with addiction and some lack the security features needed to deal with patients who might be prone to violence.

Read more at The Laconia Daily Sun.

Read Part One here.
Read Part Two here.

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