mental

Nevada's mentally ill put on buses, dumped as homeless in other states

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by: Mike Bundrant
Tags: mentally ill, dumping, cities

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Call them mentally ill; call them creatively maladjusted or anything you want. There are some people who genuinely struggle and need help coping with issues in their psyche.

We need a decent plan to help these people heal and to enable the ones who may never heal to live with dignity. Regardless of these challenges, the one thing you DON'T do is give these vulnerable folks a one-way ticket to a large, unfamiliar city, put them on the bus and consider it somebody else's problem.

It is called "patient dumping." When a psychiatric hospital doesn't know what to do with a patient, they simply ship them off to another state, without a plan, without resources or anyone to greet them when the bus arrives. Essentially, when they step off the bus, they are homeless.

Add to the mix that these folks are typically broke and with no personal identification, exhausted, confused and drugged, and you have a recipe for disaster. But, at least it's not their former hospital's problem!

This is our mental health system in action

California officials began to investigate a Nevada hospital's busing practices after a patient who was confused and suicidal arrived at a Sacramento homeless facility in February 2013.

The review found that since July 2008, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas allegedly bussed more than 1,500 patients to other cities. According to the review, about one-third of such individuals traveled to California. The number of patients sent away on Greyhound Bus Lines increased 66% between 2009 and 2012.

The hospital sent the February patient to Sacramento without making arrangements for treatment or housing. In addition, the patient did not have identification, medication or access to Social Security payments.

The review resulted in several other confirmed cases of patient dumping.

Nevada state officials have now implemented a new policy that requires two physicians instead of one to approve a discharge order for a patient. Nevada officials also said that, effective immediately, a chaperone must accompany any patient with a mental illness discharged from state facilities and sent to locations outside of Nevada. Read more here.

Is there a moral to this story?

Too many to mention! Here are three.

1. Don't assume that any mental hospital is a place of healing. Healing does not happen in mental hospitals.

2. Don't assume mental health workers care about their patients. Often patients are a burden to these workers, who just want them to shut up, calm down or go away.

3. Fight for a new mental health system. This system needs to be based on a completely different paradigm that allows people the opportunity to heal and does not subject them to forced drugging, electro-shock, incarceration and, finally, to be left for dead.

A new, compassionate, largely drug free, conventional psychiatry-free system is possible! There are huge challenges ahead and many, many unanswered questions, but we must square ourselves with the fact that what we've got doesn't work.

It is always a good idea to support organizations groups who advocate for mental health freedom and individual rights, such as:

Mind Freedom International

PsychRights

Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Mad in America

If you like this article, then like my Facebook Page to keep up with all my writing.

About the author:
Watch the free video The AHA! Process: An End to Self-Sabotage and discover the lost keys to personal transformation and emotional well-being that have been suppressed by mainstream mental health for decades.

The information in this video has been called the missing link in mental health and personal development. In a world full of shallow, quick-fix techniques, second rate psychology and pharmaceutical takeovers, real solutions have become nearly impossible to find. Click here to watch the presentation that will turn your world upside down.

Mike Bundrant is co-founder of the iNLP Center and host of Mental Health Exposed, a Natural News Radio program.

Follow Mike on Facebook for daily personal development tips.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.