Tag Archives: Four-point

“A Choice, of Sorts”


This morning’s Facebook has brought a paper by Dr. Rachel Bingham about “voluntary” psychiatric hospital.  She references Dr. Peter Breggin and what she calls the “Breggin gap” referring to the coercion that keeps a supposedly voluntary patient locked up.  Good … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psych Services: About Eddie


            In Africa, orphaned elephant babies were taken to a particular preserve.  As the bulls reached adolescence, they began to harass the rare white rhinos in the preserve, starting with throwing sticks at them and escalating to murderous attacks that left … Continue reading

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About St. Joseph’s Hospital Psychiatric Services (Part 1)


 “Mindfulness, the capacity to be here, to witness deeply everything that happens in the present moment, is the beginning of enlightenment.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh “You must make the unjust visible.”  –Mahatma Gandhi Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)  About Michael Michael is ten … Continue reading

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Notes from a Hospitalization (Part V)


Four-point The patient is removed to the third floor, and four-point.  Dr. Megna told me he hated putting people in four-point.  Certainly people hated being put in four-point, nevertheless, the system designed and built a special room for four-point.  It is … Continue reading

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