Patient is presenting to the ED for the following concerns: suicidal ideation, depression. Patient reports he tried to kill himself last night by stabbing himself with a dull pencil. Patient reports suicidal and homicidal thoughts that have increased in last two weeks. He has been at North Homes for three months. He was discharged to North Homes after a hospital stay at UMMC in September for SI. At North Homes, the patient escalated and told staff he was suicidal. He took the batteries out of a remote and tried to swallow them. He also tried to stab self with dull pencil. He became combative and needed to be restrained and then kicked staff in chest and tried to kick another staff. Patient then stated he would find each clients personal info and then take pictures of other clients after he killed them and send to parents. Patient told staff he would kill other clients and himself.
Patient reports long history of MH including PTSD, MDD and GAD. Patient has been hospitalized 2 x in past 6 months. Patient reports history of trauma. Patient states he has history of SIB.


Patient was dropped off at a different ER by the parents of her 4th foster home placement where she was placed 3 days prior as the foster parents didn’t feel they could provide care for the patient due to hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, elopement, and sexualized behaviors. Her social workers picked her up from the outside ER and while in route to human services center to board until a new foster home was located, the patient was attempting to remove her seatbelt and she was brought to this ER where initially inpatient psychiatric hospitalization was recommended due to a lack of safety awareness, elopement, sexual behaviors, and need for medication assessment. She was trialed on guanfacine, developed hypotension and this was discontinued, and she was started on Concerta where her elopement attempts, impulsivity, and hyperactivity improved. She remains boarding in the ER while the county pursues foster home placement.


History of trauma, sexually exploited youth, aggression, ODD, multiple placements, adjustment disorder. Had an Intake with FV PHP program, was accepted, but nowhere to place her to do the program. Meeting today with county to discuss the case. Looking at intensive therapy services, shelters.
Patient been accepted to Fairview’s PHP, pt has a foster mom who is only willing to take pt home after completing PHP, county seeking residential. 3/23 update: transferring 3/24 @ 10:15 am to DIVINE.


ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety, Developmental delay, ODD, aggression, sexualized behavior. FAmily was living in shelter. Disregulated episode- tried to strangle self, to ED for assessment. Initially rec for inpt, then decided he did’nt need inpt. Family leaving shelter soon, so not able to take him back at this time. Mom says addicted to porn. Became disregulated once but otherwise has been stable, no SI. Henn county won’t get involved- saying it’s not abandonment, doesn’t have a county case mgr. Some services thru Dakota county. Level 4 school setting. Looking into other shelters. Family thinks he needs tx. Referrals to nexus, Prairie Care, Henn County Peace offering made. Gap in services. 7/21 was at Prairie Care. Mom open to foster home, he doesn’t necessarily need residential. Mom isn’t visiting bec she is scared he will be sent home with her.
Previously attended IP MH at PC in July 2021, no current acute SI, safety concerns in hospital, pt and his family are homeless, got kicked out of shelter due to aggression, pt currently does not have any county supports. Patient’s family moved from St. Cloud. Due to pt’s age, history of aggression, and sexualized behavior (watching porn, taking photos of privates, exposing himself to siblings) mom has been unable to find a shelter that will accept them. referral for services was put in with Hennepin county. DC’d to home with mom.


Update: Accepted by PrairieCare but waiting on funding. looking for respite while waiting.

A 17 year old, African American, assigned male at birth. He identifies with “both” genders (boy and girl) equally. Alternates between male and female persona. Medically stable and boarding on Pediatrics while awaiting placement disposition. History of being bullied.
Approaching his cluster of symptoms from the lens of comorbid autism spectrum disorder and mild intellectual developmental disorder is likely to lead to better treatment adherence and response to intervention.
Given his intellectual concerns and history of emotional dysregulation, the patient would benefit from residential treatment. Such a treatment facility should have access to mental health resources, independent living skills training, and regular recreational and social-emotional supports.


Patient is presenting to the ED for the following concerns: physical aggression. Patient became escalated at home, following his PCA staff leaving for the night. Details on the escalation are unclear at this time. Patient is diagnosed with Autism with little to no verbalization. Patient has a case manager, PCA support for before and after school until 8 pm, and on weekends from 8 am – 8 pm. Patient has a history of biting himself, scratching himself, and aggressive behaviors towards others. Patient historically escalates before/after school, and after his PCA staff leave for the night. Patient has been to the ED 19 times in 2023, due to aggression/symptoms of ASD.


Patient presents to the ED via EMS after his group home called 911 due to patient’s aggression. Patient reports that he threw a stool at staff when they asked him to go to bed. Group home to determine whether they will take him back.
Patient has a previous mental health diagnosis of Mood Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Nocturnal Enuresis, Anxiety, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Medical records indicate patient presented with similar behaviors to the ED, including defiance, a history of emotional and behavioral dysregulation, and acting out towards staff.
This is patient’s 6th visit in the ED in 2023 for behavioral and/or mental health.


Patient presents to the ED via EMS, via police. Patient had altercation with brother, and pulled out a knife, threatening to kill his brother and grandpa. Patient has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar and receives level 4 services in an intensive special education school. Grandpa has custody, as well as his parents, but state they cannot keep patient safe, as they live in a dangerous neighborhood.
Patient spent several months at RTC at BarNone and Gerard Academy, and returned to live with grandpa this summer. Patient has also done Peoples Inc. day treatment program, and PHP at Prairie Care three times.
Patient has placement at Northwoods in Duluth, and is waiting for an open bed.


Patient presents to the emergency department for the 4th time in 12 days. Patient was discharged from the hospital, went home with his mother, and got into a verbal argument in the car. Patient reports his mother kicked him out of the house, so he went to school. Patient arrived at school and was told that he was not allowed to be there due to historical violent threats against other students, so school staff called police. Patient has recently engaged in property damage at his home and made homicidal threats towards his step-father.
Patient’s father is incarcerated for murder. Patient’s mother has history of childhood sexual trafficking. Patient has ongoing parent-child conflict. Patient has no history of inpatient mental health admission or intensive outpatient treatment. Patient is involved in a youth runaway program. Patient has a school social worker. Patient has established medication management.
Patient’s mother is refusing to pick patient up due to homicidal threats towards family.


15 y.o. female with history of childhood sexual abuse and more recent sexual exploitation in 2023 with concern for victim of sex trafficking. Presents with suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors including substance abuse. During this admission drug screen positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine. Patient transferred from HCMC to Sacred Hearth Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit 8/23/23; long term recommendation is residential care. Substance use and placing self in high risk social situations occurs in the context of her trauma history.