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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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Made, Not Born: An End to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization (Part II)


(Continuation)  Most of the patients on inpatient psychiatry behaved toward me like normal, civilized human beings.  A fellow named Mark became something of my protector.  Several young girls acted toward me as grandchildren.  Because I am (a) a nice person, … Continue reading

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Made, Not Born: An End to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization (Part I)


            On Christmas night, I took an overdose—nothing planned, not a suicide attempt, just a blind irrational act of pain.  I hung up from a phone call and swallowed all the pills on my bedside tray table.  Had there been … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions


Family physician prescribe lithium Medicaid ANYONE TAKING LITHIUM SHOULD HAVE LITHIUM LEVELS DONE EVERY TWO MONTHS; KIDNEY FUNCTION SHOULD BE CHECKED EVERY SIX MONTHS, AND AN EKG SHOULD BE DONE ONCE A YEAR.         Family physicians should not be prescribing lithium.  … Continue reading

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