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The Other Mohawk Mom (Part III)


So the story of the other Mohawk Mom and her adult son gains more substance and credence.  Her name is Susan and her son is Ray, and he’s been in and out of Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center, Wright Building, Ward … Continue reading

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How to Complain: U.S. Dept. of Justice


“Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA [Americans with Disabilities] Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice”   http://www.ada.gov/fact_on_complaint.htm Courtesy of Peter Berg, Project Coordinator of Technical Assistance, Great Lakes ADA Center, University of Illinois/Chicago (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1856 … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Mental Hygiene Legal Service


So Charles Bartlett had been locked up for thirty-two years when the Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) found him and asked if he wanted out.  He replied, “I’ve been waiting a long time for you,” and then it took the MHLS nine … Continue reading

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How to Complain: An Introduction


Last night I had a phone call from a fellow who had just discovered my blog.  He was frustrated and overflowing with stories of the abuse he’s suffered at the hands of the psychiatric system.  He also was off on … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: Hate Crimes, Violence and Ignorance


About Cheyenne.  Cheyenne is a woman of color who stands about six feet tall.  Her heritage is so mixed that she is a mini-United Nations all by herself.  She is legally blind.             One morning, she is in the day … Continue reading

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