The patient has a history of a developmental disability, and describes a lack of social support, despite nearby family. He tells you that the hospital could help provide him food and requests $600 to alleviate his financial stressors and suicidal thoughts.
He is noted to have been last admitted 3 weeks ago, and has since visited the ER on 2 previous occasions requesting food, money, and residential facility placement.
What is your differential diagnosis? How would you manage this patient's requests?
"Suicidal and asking money for food" by Kuklinski LF, Davis MJ, and Folks DG (Current Psychiatry).