Regular hospitals units, chiefly, ED, ICU, and Med-surg units are turning into babysitters for the psyche population. Not to mention the time it takes out of my shift caring for a psyche patient. Taking care of one psyche patient is like taking care of five to ten patients. This takes away from the time I need to spend with my other patients and my other responsibilities. Where I work, many times it's nothing physically wrong with the patient, only mentally. I don't mean to be insensitive but I'm getting sick of it.
Politicians need to focus on building more psychiatric facilities as opposed to more prisons. They also need to address the broken mental health care system.