With psychiatric beds in short supply, county seeks funding for 24-bed ‘crisis receiving center’

Tue, 07/20/2021 : Prince William Times

In the emergency room. Handcuffed to a gurney. In a hospital gown. For several days straight.

That’s where an increasing number of Prince William County residents suffering from severe mental health crises have found themselves as Virginia’s overburdened mental hospitals face limited bed space or have ceased taking new admissions altogether.