A proposed new psychiatric facility that could house “at risk” mentally ill patients in North Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – There is growing concern about the arrival of a mental health hospital in North Baton Rouge. The new facility can be located in the Glen Oaks neighborhood next to Forest Heights Academy of Excellence and blocks from Glen Oaks High School. But who can be housed there is what the … Read more

‘Patients chained to walls and beds’: Freetown’s psychiatric hospital released from the past | global development

hAbubakar Jallow told a group of patients gathered in a room at the Sierra Leone Teaching Psychiatric Hospital in the capital, Freetown, that his family had accused him of being a demon. When the black magic of a local witch doctor didn’t help, he was beaten by his brother and thrown out of the house, … Read more

The need for a youth psychiatric family makes an extraordinary budget request for Southern Vermont Medical Center

Entrance to the emergency department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington on Monday, December 13, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger The mid-year administrative budget adjustment that soaks up the first weeks of each Vermont legislative session typically includes requests to transfer funds between programs already in place. It usually takes a hospital several years … Read more

Jin Shah was ordered to receive psychiatric treatment in addition to a 6.5-year prison sentence

Jin Shah ordered to take medication and get mental health treatment as part of a 6.5 year prison sentence… after pleading guilty to botching thousands in wire fraud scheme Shah was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison Psychiatric treatment is required for her for five years of her supervised release Shah will also be required … Read more

Journalist Amelia Knisley loses her job after reporting allegations of abuse at psychiatric facilities in West Virginia

A West Virginia journalist lost her job last month after reporting on alleged abuse of people with disabilities within the state agency that operates foster care and psychiatric care facilities in West Virginia. Amelia Ferrell Knisley, a reporter with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said she was told to stop reporting on the Department of Health … Read more