Tag Archives: Community General Hospital

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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The Big Question (Part II)


            The New York State Office of Mental Health requires that you have telephone access to the rest of the world.  That doesn’t mean your hospital will let you.             At Hutchings Psychiatric Center, there was one phone for about … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psychiatric Services: Dr. Roger Levine, Part One (continued)


            I am odd, too—not easily beguiled by superficial seductiveness.  I require substance from my caregivers.  Dr. Roger Levine, director of CPEP and St. Joseph’s inpatient psychiatry, has all the substance of a vampire who casts no reflection in the mirror. Near … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Hospital: Report of a Minor Fire (Part I)


            On Monday, July 8, Jackie Robinson reported on WSTM’s eleven o’clock news that there had been a minor fire on the inpatient psychiatric unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, caused by a patient with a cigarette lighter.             On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part VI)


[Ooops, sorry!  I got things out of order and didn’t post the last section of my history.  What’s the point if you don’t know how it turns out in the end?  Tomorrow we’ll go back to the story of being … Continue reading

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