Uploaded by footagefile on Jun 27, 2010
Published on Apr 13, 2012 by volaresilva
New York City’s Bellevue Hospital has a renowned psychiatric emergency center that treats 7000 men and women annually. This gritty program takes a daunting look at the daily operation of the center by focusing on a handful of people as they struggle with their illnesses. The entire experience is presented, from arrests of the criminally insane and admissions of new patients to long-term treatment and therapy groups. In addition to working with mental disorders, doctors and nurses also confront drug and alcohol addiction in an environment where 50 percent of their patients have substance abuse problems.