Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, KFF Health News

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, KFF Health News

KFF Health News freelance writer Cheryl Platzman Weinstock is an award-winning journalist who reports on health and science research and its impact on society, with a focus on mental health, medical ethics issues, and the medical research gender gap. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, AARP, NPR, The Washington Post, Reuters and other major outlets.

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Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states

By: - July 13, 2023

Aimee Quicke has made repeated trips to emergency rooms, hospitals, behavioral health facilities and psychiatric lockdowns for mental health crises — including suicidal thoughts — since she was 11. The 40-year-old resident of Le Mars, Iowa, has bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders. “Some of the visits were helpful and some were not,” she said. “It was […]