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Nurse Calls Cops After Woman Seeks Help For Postpartum Depression. Right Call?

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Four months after having her second baby, Jessica Porten started feeling really irritable.

In California, where Porten lives, those rates are even higher, spurring state lawmakers to introduce a package of bills to improve mental health screening and treatment for new moms.

The police escorted Porten and her baby to the emergency room.

Finally, at midnight, 10 hours after she first got to the doctors' office, a social worker sent her home.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: npr.org