Tag Archives: MHLS

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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Mohawk Moms (Part II)


There are two women whose adult sons have been hospitalized at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in the Wright Building on Ward 39—and the moms have been denied visitation with their sons. One woman, call her Margaret, would go to the Wright … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse, Mohawk Mom, and the Good Life


Good morning, peeps.  It’s been too long since I posted, so here’s an update on what I’ve been doing: First, an allegation has been made that a therapist is sexually abusing his patients.  I do not know if this is true … 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: 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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Being “Disappeared” into CPEP (Part III)


[For parts I and II, go to http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/ “Notes in Passing.”] Let’s keep in mind that one time when I was in CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) they wouldn’t give me my personal address book so I could call my … Continue reading

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A Life of Value (Part I)


Here’s a story for you.  I transmit it in the tradition of oral storytelling, which is to say I’m not doing any research, just going from memory.  It is true to the best of my recollection.  Even if the facts aren’t … Continue reading

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