Category Archives: Inpatient psychiatry

Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression


When I was 14 years old, on a Friday afternoon I went to Nelda Jane’s house for the weekend.  She wanted to go horseback riding and swimming; I wanted to go to sleep or sit under a tree and read.  … Continue reading

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Notes on Searches


“concentual sex in locked inpatient mental health settings”  The word is “consensual,” from the base word “consent.” “stony brook cpep”  There are a lot of queries about Stony Brook CPEP, located on Long Island.  Apparently there is a serious problem … Continue reading

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Starting One Week Ago—Check It Out


The NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQC) has been supplanted by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.  http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/ Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of the Justice Center for the Protection … Continue reading

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The Discharge Non-Plan (Part I)


I wake in the pre-dawn darkness.  It is spring.  The windows are open and the birdsong is heard.  I dread this day, as I now dread all days. In the hospital I was on total bed rest.  Staff emptied my … Continue reading

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Instant Sanka Made with Tap Water is not Coffee


R. N. Katy is one of the badies.  She has been working nights here for about two decades.  She had a reputation for being rigid, morally judgmental, and sitting in the nurses’ station reading her bible.  I slept most nights … Continue reading

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Saturday 20 April, Continued


Last night at 6:20 p.m. I called the nurses’ station and asked when supper would be served.  I was told that it had been served at 6:00 p.m.  When I asked why my tray had not been brought, there was … Continue reading

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Thursday 18 April, Continued


Every time I sleep—nap or nighttime—I wake dreaming of 3-6.  This time I dream I am filled with pus.  I write to get it out of me and into the hands of people who can implement change. Thursday 18 April, continued: … Continue reading

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