Tag Archives: Emergency psychiatry

SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen This 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference and now is available for sale to you. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once … Continue reading

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Doing what’s Right


It started, of course, with a nightmare, which led to a long train of memories, none of them pleasurable or comforting.  It ended with this:  tomorrow afternoon I have an appointment with my therapist and her supervisor.  Dick Gottlieb and I, … Continue reading

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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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NYS Office of Mental Health: The Non-Investigation


Ms Pam Wondro, CSW NYS Office of Mental Health Central New York Field Office 545 Cedar St. Syracuse, NY 13210 Dear Ms Wondro:  A dispassionate reader of your letter observed, “This is bullshit.”  I did not call you to investigate … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered Story


CPEP—the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program run by St. Joseph’s Hospital—serves about 7,000 patients a year.  There are no published figures about its budget, but St. Joe’s budget is $402 million.  You can bet that CPEP is costing several of those millions.  Information … Continue reading

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