A Hidden Cost of Covid: Shrinking Mental-Health Services – The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals across New York state have repurposed or closed hundreds of psychiatric, detox and drug-rehabilitation beds over the past six months to make room for Covid-19 patients, leading to a cascading crisis in mental-health care.

Treatment has become harder to find just as the pandemic has driven higher demand for services, according to interviews with behavioral-health workers, patients and patients’ families.