Tag Archives: advocacy

How to Complain: About CPEP


Today’s mail brought this message from Ms R:  “I would like to learn how to complain. My child and I had a three-day ordeal with Stonybrook CPEP, Long Island, NY, in which I am trying to draft a letter to send … Continue reading

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How to Complain: PAIMI and the MHLS


So, for starters, agencies that have PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) should change their policy so that anyone can refer a mentally ill person for protection.  The lawyer can take the information from anyone, then go find the mentally … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Family and PAIMI


I’ve learned an awful lot about how to file complaints and what it all comes up to is finding and filing with the government agency that has oversight over whoever is screwing with you.  I only have found one instance … Continue reading

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Recovery


            The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance had a conference on recovery.  Somebody asked George Ebert, the director, why it was called a recovery conference.  He replied, “Because that’s what the Office of Mental Health [OMH] had money for.”  This tags one of … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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