Tag Archives: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

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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How to Complain: Family and PAIMI


I’ve learned an awful lot about how to file complaints and what it all comes up to is finding and filing with the government agency that has oversight over whoever is screwing with you.  I only have found one instance … Continue reading

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Being “Disappeared” into CPEP (Part IV)


It is wholly unacceptable for a person, who is not competent to make decisions, to be sucked into the psychiatric system without representation by a competent adult.  It is equally unacceptable for families to be broken apart by government edict.  … 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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Being “Disappeared” into CPEP


For the ongoing story of Thomas, who has been picked up by the Syracuse Police Department and taken to CPEP, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Program, please see http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/spd-cpep-disappeared-part-i/ and http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/being-disappeared-into-cpep-part-ii/.

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