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2008-06-15 18:00:29

By Cleve Wiese, The News Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. Jun. 15--Wards where Western State Hospital patients watched television and played board games 10 years ago now sit vacant each weekday as their occupants attend specialized, college-like classes geared toward recovery and release. Other wards and buildings scattered over the sprawling, 300-acre campus, once filled with hundreds of long-term residents, have been emptied altogether, their windows boarded and their doors chained shut....

2008-06-14 06:00:26

By Ann Marie Somma and Hilary Waldman, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 14--An electrical fire in the attic of the oldest structure on the main complex at the Institute of Living Friday forced the evacuation of 22 psychiatric patients. No one was hurt during the fire, but one firefighter received treatment for what was described as heat exhaustion. Several ambulances had been called and were standing by. Several city fire companies responded to the fire, which broke out in the attic...

2008-06-13 21:00:19

By Ann Marie Somma, Hilary Waldman and Steven Goode, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 13--Heavy white smoke billowed skyward from the main complex at the Institute of Living Friday afternoon, as an electrical fire originating in the oldest structure on the grounds forced the evacuation of psychiatric patients from two building wings. No injuries were reported, although one firefighter received treatment for what was described as heat exhaustion. Several ambulances had been called and...

2008-04-27 12:00:19

By Bill Michelmore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Apr. 27--NIAGARA FALLS -- The nurses call them the children of Bridges. The children call the nurses life-savers. It was a beautiful relationship. And now it's almost over. The Bridges psychiatric unit for children and adolescents at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center stopped accepting patients at midnight Thursday and will shut down Friday. The closure was approved last week by the state Department of Health, the state Office of Mental...

2008-03-10 15:00:50

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF It's easy to drive right past the woodsy little roadside park in Hampden that marks the birthplace of Dorothea Dix. And perhaps that's the way she'd want it. By all accounts, Dix was averse to publicity and during her lifetime turned down several opportunities to have her name attached to hospitals and other institutions. But more than 120 years after her death in 1887, the name of Dorothea Dix is still associated with one of the most important social...

2008-01-15 12:00:57

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNS Response, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CNSO) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Neuro-Therapy Clinic, P.C., a neuropsychiatric clinic in Denver, Colorado. The Company also announced that Daniel A. Hoffman, MD has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hoffman, a neuropsychiatrist with more than 25 years experience, was previously National Medical Director of Neuro-Therapy Clinic. Len Brandt,...

2007-12-18 03:00:21

By Beth Musgrave, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Dec. 18--Lexington residents who need psychiatric care but don't need to be hospitalized will now have a place close to home to receive services. An eight-bed crisis stabilization unit has opened on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital to serve those who need crisis psychiatric care. The unit, previously located in Harrodsburg, began taking patients yesterday. There are more than a dozen such programs in Kentucky, but this is the...

2007-12-11 12:00:41

By Joe Logan and Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec. 11--A patient who was supposed to be under constant supervision after he briefly escaped from a Camden County psychiatric hospital hanged himself with a bedsheet early yesterday morning. DeWitt Crandell Jr. was found walking naked along nearby railroad tracks about two hours after he escaped from the state-run Ancora Psychiatric Hospital on Sunday afternoon. He was returned to the facility and placed under a 24-hour...

2007-01-15 18:02:13

By M. Paul Jackson, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jan. 15--Critics of the region's mental-health services have long complained that there was no around-the-clock program to care for local mental-health patients in crisis. That program is now available, officials said yesterday. Daymark Recovery Services, a mental-health agency based in Kannapolis, has created a small, 24-hour mobile crisis-response team to provide care for mental-health patients in Stokes, Davie and Forsyth counties....

2006-11-01 09:00:49

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hundred and eighty eight mental health advocates from all areas of the state of Pennsylvania have sent a petition to Governor Rendell. Their concerns stem from increased difficulty in obtaining care for persons with severe mental illness since the governor's office began downsizing psychiatric state hospital beds. The petition is included below as well as the signatures of the three Pittsburgh-area psychiatrists who spearheaded the petition drive. The...


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