I am working on a practicum project for school on mental health protocol. is anyone familiar with a protocol that they would like to share with me. I work in a rural hospital that has merged within the last year and we are seeing an increased numver of mental health patients of all ages. We try and keep these patients closely wachted but in a busy ED we do not always have good luck and we have no standard or protocol in place. I would loive it if you have ideas or a protocol to share.