Kids Housed With Violent Teens in Hos...

Kids Housed With Violent Teens in Hospitals

There are 11 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Jul 30, 2007, titled Kids Housed With Violent Teens in Hospitals. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

State officials say mentally ill children as young as six years old have often found themselves housed with teens charged with rape, child molestation and other crimes in Georgia's state psychiatric hospitals.

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PattiD

Rome, GA

#1 Jul 30, 2007
I hope that nobody is surprised by these findings. When my son was 15 he had to be admitted to Georgia Regional Hospital for a psychiatric breakdwon. At the time I was told it was best for his saftey that he slept in the open dayroom area, rather then a room with the other young men who were there.

Thankfully the AJC is taking a very strong & concentrsted effort to expose what is really going on in our state mental health hospitals. With the Dept. of Justice doing an investigation of these places hopefully some of the horror stories that we the families of the mentally ill have known about & have tried to get correctted for many years.

Sincerely

Patti Dicken
reailty

Roswell, GA

#2 Jul 30, 2007
As a Former patient. Almost 30 years ago. I can tell you its nothing new.I was at peachtree parkwood and sex was a past time.There was no one watching us most of the time and as long as there wasnt a rukus they mostly sat and watched T.V. in the office. Growing up i was at several places for disturbed children because i was hyper. They keep me on throzine i believe it was called. The only time i felt i was getting help was at a place called Karatis Community in crystal springs Miss. They had programs that keep you busy and not just Drugged. I believe the time i spent there helped me some what adjust to (Normal Life). J
Lois

Americus, GA

#3 Jul 30, 2007
THIS IS SOOOOOO SAD..........

YOU'RE NOT SAFE ANYWHERE THESE DAYS. MY HEART & PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE LITTLE ONES OR ANYONE ELSE WHO IS SUBJECT TO THIS TYPE OF ABUSE..........

NOT BEING SAFE IN A MENTAL FACILITY IS VERY SCARY TO ME..........
Ioraglas

Savannah, GA

#4 Apr 30, 2008
reailty wrote:
As a Former patient. Almost 30 years ago. I can tell you its nothing new.I was at peachtree parkwood and sex was a past time.There was no one watching us most of the time and as long as there wasnt a rukus they mostly sat and watched T.V. in the office. Growing up i was at several places for disturbed children because i was hyper. They keep me on throzine i believe it was called. The only time i felt i was getting help was at a place called Karatis Community in crystal springs Miss. They had programs that keep you busy and not just Drugged. I believe the time i spent there helped me some what adjust to (Normal Life). J
I was at Peachtree Parkwood around the same time and you are right we were not watched that much. Cherry one of my nurses would only get involved after we were able to go out for a day and them she would harras us when we got back. Maybe we were there togeather?
T Sullivan

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Mar 6, 2010
I was also sent to Peachtree parkwood mental hospital when I was fifteen years old. About thirty years ago The first night I was there I watched a boy pull a large pice of another boys scalp off. I saw girl about my age try to commit sucide after she became pregnat on the unit. When ever there was a fight or a problem they being the staff would get on the loud speaker & call 99 meaning several large black guys dressed in white would show up and put you under control by force and place you in the BCR room . This was a room with just enough room for a single bed one door and a bright light that stayed on 24/7. When you went to bed you could hear the screams comming for the Behavior Control Room. Sex was every where I lost my virginity there most of the sex took place in class rooms and bathrooms. Throzine was the med of choice. The doctor kept me there for six months and would not allow me to even talk to my family on the phone no contact with the outside world. I saw horrifying things there that have been burned into my memory. I just wish I could talk to someone who was there around that time. I was in the adolescent unit about 1974 tubular bells was a popular song at the time theme song of the exorcist movie. Time went by so slowly I truly thought I would die there. My name is Tim Sullivan My Dr.'s name was Dr. Baird I have forgiven him but he did not realize how much I suffered under his care.
bea

Warner Robins, GA

#6 Mar 8, 2010
That is sooo messed up. Why cant they do better and protect kids? Violent offenders need to be housed separately, why revictimize others ???

Since: Jan 10

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#7 Mar 8, 2010
Read these posts and know that more of this will happen with obama's nationalized medical care.
Tortured

Fortson, GA

#8 Feb 21, 2013
Tortured is what I would describe my experience with Peachtree Parkwood back in 1983 or so, my memory is fuzzy from 1984 back; from all the chemicals I got 2x a week for a most a year. I was just a smart ass child, and I had a smart mouth. They used to threaten mg amount on me using the Thorazine (2000mg-4000mg) injected in my lower back that to this day has caused my serious problems, and other chemicals that taste like crude oil, and heavy metals I was forced to orally ingest or I would be injected with a higher dose. Also at night I remember a little grown man, who was an orderly, who loved to pin me to the floor of the BCR room face down lying on top of me, lying on my back (full body) with an erection ‘thrusting’ on my buttocks through my clothes. He did this many times, always when no one was around, all alone. And originally I was sent there for evaluation which was only suppose to last a couple of weeks, but lasted over 9 months till my (single) mother’s million dollar insurance policy was maxed out, which I always was pointing out to all the employees there…like I said a little smart ass, but I was not dangerous, violent or crazy, they never could figure me out, that’s just because I was proven genius, the son a single working mother, and I was essentially the ‘little’ man of the house.

I was only 7-8 years old; I think I spent a birthday in that hell hole.

My live was taken from me during this time, I have never had a relationship with anyone because of this, and the pain from the areas where I was injected gives me constant agony, and feels like I’m suffocating sometimes

I wish we could sue these people who run this horrible place, tell our stories, I hate to say it but a Jew was my doctors, and remembering their attitude toward me, they disliked me a lot for some reason, and now realizing they were the one’s who had to authorize the chemical torture, but I hate making that distinction.
jimmy d

Cartersville, GA

#10 Jul 21, 2013
I was there 33 years ago and i don't remember it being like that. I remember some people going to BCR. I never did. I was not on any meds. I can relate to what you all are saying. i think one of my roommates was having sex with one of the girls. My doctors name was Nyda Brown (female). I wish I could talk to some of the guys that where there the same time I was. I know it was not a fun place to be and I would never send my child there. I remember people and faces but not a lot of names. I started dating a girl named Darlene we were watched closely. I can only picture some points in my mind. I did feel like some people were forced meds and it was scary.
PP Gal

Pineville, LA

#11 Jun 9, 2014
I was there also in 1983.
Tortured wrote:
Tortured is what I would describe my experience with Peachtree Parkwood back in 1983 or so, my memory is fuzzy from 1984 back; from all the chemicals I got 2x a week for a most a year. I was just a smart ass child, and I had a smart mouth. They used to threaten mg amount on me using the Thorazine (2000mg-4000mg) injected in my lower back that to this day has caused my serious problems, and other chemicals that taste like crude oil, and heavy metals I was forced to orally ingest or I would be injected with a higher dose. Also at night I remember a little grown man, who was an orderly, who loved to pin me to the floor of the BCR room face down lying on top of me, lying on my back (full body) with an erection ‘thrusting’ on my buttocks through my clothes. He did this many times, always when no one was around, all alone. And originally I was sent there for evaluation which was only suppose to last a couple of weeks, but lasted over 9 months till my (single) mother’s million dollar insurance policy was maxed out, which I always was pointing out to all the employees there…like I said a little smart ass, but I was not dangerous, violent or crazy, they never could figure me out, that’s just because I was proven genius, the son a single working mother, and I was essentially the ‘little’ man of the house.
I was only 7-8 years old; I think I spent a birthday in that hell hole.
My live was taken from me during this time, I have never had a relationship with anyone because of this, and the pain from the areas where I was injected gives me constant agony, and feels like I’m suffocating sometimes
I wish we could sue these people who run this horrible place, tell our stories, I hate to say it but a Jew was my doctors, and remembering their attitude toward me, they disliked me a lot for some reason, and now realizing they were the one’s who had to authorize the chemical torture, but I hate making that distinction.
PP Gal

Pineville, LA

#12 Jun 9, 2014
I was there around 1983. My name is Kristy. I remember 3 names. Chris, Alex, Nolan.

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