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Re: Re: Re: Re: not all evil

I'm sure you do remeber me. I was on Unit 3 in the end. I was on Unit 2 for my first 19months starting in October of 2000. Then I got a therapist change to Dave Blackwell. Thank God. And with that, I of course was switched to Unit 3. Staff on that unit did not like me so much, made life harder, but I did become stronger from it. I do have a few good memories from that unit though. I do admit that I am a better person now than I was before. But that, I honestly can say and know, is from the good friends, and few good staff that I met in there and still keep in touch with, and because Dave, unlike Jeanette Brown, listened, he didn't talk, didn't judge or scrutinize, he just listened, and that is what I needed most. I worked with some really AWESOME staff on Unit 3 for a bit though, you may have known them. Anette, Becky, Shalee and Pule. Jolene and I did not get along at all. But in the end, somehow, we found common ground and it was all good. Really viciously hard with her for a LONG time though.

Hit me up sometime. I'm always open. I still talk to Shalee, Chemaine and Tricia.

Re: Re: Re: Re: not all evil

First of all, I worked at PCS also until about a month ago when I quit to move out of state for school. I have to say that maybe things at the girl's campus worked differently than at the boys campus with regard to Haldol. I only saw it administered once during the year that I worked there and the supervisor was not the one who gave the order to give it. A nurse was contacted and observed the patient, tried to speak to him, and after he refused to cooperate with her and verbally and physically assaulted her she called the doctor who then gave the okay to administer Haldol. It was not given as a punishment and only given after about 12 hours of the patient attacking staff, throwing food at staff, and not cooperating in any way. All of these incidents were observed, noted and filed away by the nurse. Also, I am not aware that there is any treatment for the side effects, if there is I would like to know what they are because I also did not see anything administered to ease the side effects. Again, that is what I saw and from my point of view the use of Haldol was completely necessary and was the only thing that ultimately calmed the student down enough to talk to him. I'm sure that I'll be ridiculed here for putting this on this forum but I had to state my point of view with regards to this matter. Thanks

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: not all evil

Okay, so I have seen some girls who were absolutely insane. One girl jumped on Jodi's back and actually bit her on the neck really good and wouldn't get off and Jodi had to slam herself into the wall backwards to get this girl off of her. This girl was a freaking crazy ass I swear. And she just kept attacking people, anyone that was within reach, girls, staff, didn't matter. She was sadated and needed to be. But a lot of people and drugged for no good reason. I was thrown in ob's once for a bull**** reason of not eatting the peas in my salad. I ate everything else in it, but the peas, I hate them, so what happened, Andrea threw me into ob's for not eatting the god**** peas in my salad though I ate the rest of it. She must have been in a really fowl mood that night. But I was ******* and I was trying to talk to Becky and it was just so not flying and I got really angry, and I didn't feel like breaking my hand on the wall again so I just screamed, just one really loud yell to get all my anger out. Then they came in and ******* drugged me for yelling, to get my anger out??? I didn't yell anything, I wasn't yelling at anyone, I wasn't hurting anyone, just releasing my anger in the best positive manner that could possibly be done when in ob;s and they freaking drugged me. So yeah, a very few and slim times it is warented, but many times it is not.

Re: not all evil

I really appreciate you coming forward with that information. It's too bad the authorities in Utah turn a deaf ear to reports of abuse at Provo Canyon School and other youth programs in Utah. It is truly outrageous for anyone to overdose a child with a dangerous drug like Haldol and then make them suffer with the horendous side effects just to punish them. It's truly unconscionable. I do appreciate you coming forward and admitting that staff do this. Most people find it hard to believe. The child and parent are left with no recourse. I'm also a registered nurse so I find it even more disgusting that this is being done in the name of rehabilitation or mental health treatment. Thanks again....