Laura Prager, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Her first book, Suicide by Security Blanket, and Other Stories from the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service publishes this August.

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Suicide by Security Blanket, and Other Stories from the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service: What Happens to Children with Acute Mental Illness offers a unique glimpse into the startlingly complex world of acute children’s psychiatry through 12 chapters, each inspired by the actual visit of a child in psychiatric crisis to one of the busiest psychiatric emergency rooms in the nation.

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