Valley behavioral center encourages mental health patients to seek treatment
Valley doctors say the pandemic is taking a toll on people's mental health.
South Texas Health System Behavioral CEO Sharon Pendlebury says psychiatric patients in South Texas have a higher readmission rate than the national average.
Yet, since September, the center has seen the readmission drop from 21% to 7%. Pendlebury says one reason for the decrease is the implementation of an illness-based approach.
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