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Winnebago Mental Health Institute

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- 3638 days ago -
The facility originally named Northern Asylum for the Insane,now called Winnebago Mental Health Facility. City inspectors found violations. Within a period of 2 years 3 deaths and 1 rape case were reported. Government ordered to correct by 2008.

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Linda H (199)
Friday April 4, 2008, 8:43 pm
This is horrible the mental illness field has enough problems.Those with any sort of mental disorder has it hard enough! I am sure NAMI knows about this
at least I hope so!

Kelly M (11)
Friday April 4, 2008, 8:43 pm
14 year olds should not be taken to a facility as such, read the article.

Jaclin S (230)
Friday April 4, 2008, 8:44 pm
I find this treatment of these poor souls so shocking - I cannot understand why there are people on this earth that take great pleasure in terrifying, abusing and raping patients who are so defenseless and just need to be cared for and loved. Thanx Kelly

Linda H (199)
Friday April 4, 2008, 8:48 pm
I agree no teen or child should be in this place.In fact they usually go to
treatment with others of their own age.

. (0)
Friday April 4, 2008, 10:28 pm
Is there any way we can contact the parents or guardians. I want them to contact CCHR ASAP. This is absolutely criminal! I am outraged. If anyone knows how I can contact the parents, let me know-I want to help them. I know the proper people/organizations to contact.

Gregory A Reece (4)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 1:58 pm
Sadly sometimes parents will send thier own teenager to these places. Instead of dealing with prolems at home. I have seen it. As I have been Hospitalized for medication adjustments. I had one experince myself where I was attacked by another patient. The hospital did nothing to the other patient. My Attorny said are they are really going believe you. I was outsised smoking . The othe person followed and and started beating me. They were much sicker than I am. I came to learn. It wasn't first time this had happened . Mental Hostipal do not get funding they need. I am hoping after the NOv. that will change. We spend more on per on prisons the mental health.

Gregory A Reece (4)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:07 pm
Thsi not only happens in mental hospital, but it happens in nursing homes where many of our seniors are living, Many of them can not speak for themselves, We are throw away society , rather than care aboutour family and neighbor. we ship them off. Let someone else take of them. I don't have time or I rather not deal with.

Eternal Optimist (115)
Sunday April 6, 2008, 8:04 am
Angrily Noted. Thank you Kelly
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