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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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Restraint and Seclusion (Part II)


                                  Restraint and Seclusion Study                                   Consumer Mail Survey (Continued) “I had the opportunity to attend activities or groups at least 3 hours per day.”  False.  Days went by without activities or groups.  From the phrasing of this question, should I … Continue reading

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Restraint and Seclusion (Part I)


Clarence J. Sundram, Chairman NYS Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled Dear Sir: Enclosed is my response to the Restraint and Seclusion Study.  In addition to the survey I have included something called “Notes from a Hospitalization” which … 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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