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Resource ID: #18163
Subject: Mental Health
Source: Pitch Weekly (Kansas City, Mo.)
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Date: Aug. 23-29

Description

"When the Feds checked into Western Missouri Mental Health Center, what they saw was crazy," reports Pitch Weekly. The story sheds light on the death of a patient who suffocated with a piece of bread, and was not immediately helped. Some of the major findings are that " "the psychiatric hospital is far from a healing sanctuary, " and that "hospital staffers ... say they try to keep havoc at bay while the administration ignores their concerns." The investigation points to multiple examples of assaults committed by patients, as well as injuries suffered by both patients and staffers. The story reveals that the incidents have not been reporter to the state authorities, and that "psychologists have been instructed to complete documents in a way that they felt was fraudulent."

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