No charges in Broughton Hospital pati...

No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death

There are 1465 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Oct 14, 2007, titled No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

“And everyone should have access to health care.”

No criminal action will be taken in the February death of a Broughton Hospital patient who died of asphyxia after a staff member sat on his torso.The death of 27-year-old Anthony Lowery, a patient at the mental health hospital in Morganton, was one of the incidents that led the federal government to stop Medicaid and Medicare payments in August.

On Monday, the district attorney's office that serves Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties said in a letter to the State Bureau of Investigation that it will not charge the staff member who restrained Lowery in the death. Read more

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Kendell

Angier, NC

#597 Feb 6, 2013
http://www.pridenc.com/adults.html

Decide what kind of a group home setting is right for your loved one. There are many group home options, including private residential housing, boarding homes, independent living centers, personal care group homes, residential rehab centers and structured residential programs and 24-hour care homes. Each type of home provides different care levels and services depending on the needs of the individual.

Contact your local affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Mental Health Association (NMHA). These organizations have information on group home options in your area. Call the national offices for a referral or check the phone directory for locations and contact information.

Get in touch with your state's Public Housing Authority for low-cost and no-cost housing options for the mentally ill. The two options available in most states are the Section 8 rental assistance program, providing vouchers or certificates to subsidize rent, or a Chapter 9 incentive to landlords to provide housing for people with disabilities. Again, either of these options depends on the individual care needs of the mentally ill individual.

Read more: How to Locate Group Homes for Mental Patients | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6867002_locate-group-...
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#598 Feb 8, 2013
Kendell wrote:
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There is several group homes in the western nc that house people with behavior issues. If your step son is under the legal age, there are more homes for them. You really need to research them and find the best one for his illness. You should also go back through all the above posts and read each and every one. Debbie is not really someone you should take advice from.Her story changes with about every post she makes. Do your own research and find the group home that handles his behaviors. There are quite a few and each one deals with different types of mental illness.
oh boy another one that cant face the truth
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#599 Feb 8, 2013
linda wrote:
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Debbie, I do not work at Broughton. I was only trying to help you. You horrible spelling and bad grammar not only makes your posts very hard to read but no one believes you. It also makes you appear pretty stupid since you refuse to use spell check. Was only trying to help you appear you have a little bit more brains than a snail and this is how you say thank you for someone trying to assist you. Go ahead and post your drama, but please read back over your posts before you add to the story. You have changes it so many times that NO ONE is believing your crap.
ok ,How have I changed my story?Tell me that?Also what does spelling have to do wiyh anything?We are not in schooll I am not being graded for my spelling
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#600 Feb 8, 2013
linda wrote:
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Debbie, I do not work at Broughton. I was only trying to help you. You horrible spelling and bad grammar not only makes your posts very hard to read but no one believes you. It also makes you appear pretty stupid since you refuse to use spell check. Was only trying to help you appear you have a little bit more brains than a snail and this is how you say thank you for someone trying to assist you. Go ahead and post your drama, but please read back over your posts before you add to the story. You have changes it so many times that NO ONE is believing your crap.
I you or your loved ones end up there,then you will know.Have a great day
ohmylord

Fort Bragg, NC

#601 Feb 9, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>ok ,How have I changed my story?Tell me that?Also what does spelling have to do wiyh anything?We are not in schooll I am not being graded for my spelling
well debbie, I have read over some of your posts and your story changes many many times. You CLAIM you had to pay for your daughter and everyone knows thats a lie. You CLAIM your daughter was having a "few"problems and the state just came in a took her then later you say your daughter has a mental illness. That is not a "FEW" problems. You have changed it so much, no one believes any of it.Alot of people have posted reasons your stories can not and are not true but you keep on posting more and more and just adding to it as you go. It is some type of fantasy for you and you have not kept up with what you have said to keep your lies straight. There has been people post who know the system and it does not work as you stated. If you had taken care of all your daughters mental problems, she would have been at home but due to neglect, she was taken from you. Go back and read all the posts you made. They are very confusing as the story changes as you type.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#602 Feb 11, 2013
ohmylord wrote:
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well debbie, I have read over some of your posts and your story changes many many times. You CLAIM you had to pay for your daughter and everyone knows thats a lie. You CLAIM your daughter was having a "few"problems and the state just came in a took her then later you say your daughter has a mental illness. That is not a "FEW" problems. You have changed it so much, no one believes any of it.Alot of people have posted reasons your stories can not and are not true but you keep on posting more and more and just adding to it as you go. It is some type of fantasy for you and you have not kept up with what you have said to keep your lies straight. There has been people post who know the system and it does not work as you stated. If you had taken care of all your daughters mental problems, she would have been at home but due to neglect, she was taken from you. Go back and read all the posts you made. They are very confusing as the story changes as you type.
Yet another one thats does not know wat the heck they are talking about,ok for one yes the amount I put on here was indeed what they tried to charge me,it is not a lie,are you here with me?No,then who the heck are you to call me a lie?anyway my daughter does have problems that indeed is why I took her to mental heath in the first place,Im not qualified to help her in the ways she needs help,she said she wanted to kill her self which scared the hell out me and I took her there that is why, they kept her,I did not give them permission to send her to that hell hole Broughton,they sent her there becaue they had no beds availabe here.If you must know she was diagnosed with odd and severe depression also aniexity.ok I have went to all kinda places to get her help,nobody is willing to help her.She is 14 years old she is with me and Im doing the best I can,Also as far a fantasy goes haha I can think of alot better so called fantasy to have then this night mare!The story was originally about my brother not my daughter.People do not choose to have mental illness,but people do have them and sometimes people do need perfessional help. real help not to be locked up and abused!!!!!!!you still have not posted anything that I have said that is a lie,so seems you are the lie
jack

Fort Bragg, NC

#603 Feb 11, 2013
Debbie, your story just changes and changes. Also, you DID NOT have to send your daughter to Broughton. There is plenty of other places you could have sent her. And dont even try to say ALL of there were full because they ALL have emergency beds that they are REQUIRED to hold.I do not work at Broughton but do work in the mental health field. There are alot of other places you could have sent her..I dont think the poster called you a liar, I think what they was trying to point you to you is there is alot of discrepancies in your story. Go back and read EACH and EVERY post you have made and you will see what other posters have been trying to point out to you. And yes, mental illness DOES run in families.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#604 Feb 11, 2013
jack wrote:
Debbie, your story just changes and changes. Also, you DID NOT have to send your daughter to Broughton. There is plenty of other places you could have sent her. And dont even try to say ALL of there were full because they ALL have emergency beds that they are REQUIRED to hold.I do not work at Broughton but do work in the mental health field. There are alot of other places you could have sent her..I dont think the poster called you a liar, I think what they was trying to point you to you is there is alot of discrepancies in your story. Go back and read EACH and EVERY post you have made and you will see what other posters have been trying to point out to you. And yes, mental illness DOES run in families.
Yes they did send my child to Broughton against my will.bt what ever.......I have no reson to lie,no my story does not change,I just answer peoples questions thank you
jack

Fort Bragg, NC

#605 Feb 11, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>Yes they did send my child to Broughton against my will.bt what ever.......I have no reson to lie,no my story does not change,I just answer peoples questions thank you
what ever.. I guess you are not going to reread your posts to see where EVERYONE EXCEPT YOU sees your story changing.. denial.
Melissa

Hillsborough, NC

#606 Feb 13, 2013
Debbie, I spent quite some time reading all your rambling posts and that's exactly what they are, rambling.As others have stated, your story changes so many times, it is really hard to keep up with what you are posting about. It is very much apparent that you have some type of delusional disorder. Maybe you should also be on some type of meds to prevent your scattered thinking.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#607 Feb 14, 2013
Everone says Im lieing.That I have changed my storied,but no one can post anything wrong I have post,Most mean I m telling the truth.Because i am .so where is again where my post have changed,where is that im lieing,where is it that im rambleing??????????
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#608 Feb 14, 2013
My brother,was sent to Broughton in 1970s.Where they indeed did give him shook treatments,tried to kill him,that didnt work so they beat him ,they didnt work so they gave him throine,that didnt work so two tentants there threw him threw a plate glass window.Yes I went nd visit my brother there,Yes my daughter was having some problems(lets get this strieght mental health problems)so I took her to er mental health in charlotte to try and get her help since i am not a perfesional person that can help her with that.they the mental health people,kept her and told me they had no beds available for to stay for a long period of time.so they told me they were going to send her to that hell hole broughton ,I told them I didnt want her going there they told me I had no say so in the matter that the state took over,while my daughter was there some big bully threw her on the bed,yes because she didnt want to go to sleep,which is bull shit!!!so tell me where I am lieing.Tell me where I have changed my post!!!!!!
Melissa

Hillsborough, NC

#609 Feb 15, 2013
Debbie, go back and reread your posts and you will see, as others have, it changes.. and changes and once again changes..
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#610 Feb 15, 2013
Melissa wrote:
Debbie, go back and reread your posts and you will see, as others have, it changes.. and changes and once again changes..
Again where is that prove that my post have changed??????????
ohmylord

Bailey, NC

#611 Feb 15, 2013
Debbie.. Let me explain to you in a way that MAYBE but I doubt you can understand. GO BACK AND READ YOUR POSTS!!!!!!! If you can not figure out what everyone else has AFTER reading what you posts, it proves that everyone is right!
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#612 Feb 15, 2013
ohmylord wrote:
Debbie.. Let me explain to you in a way that MAYBE but I doubt you can understand. GO BACK AND READ YOUR POSTS!!!!!!! If you can not figure out what everyone else has AFTER reading what you posts, it proves that everyone is right!
Let me put it in words you maybe will understand copy paste, since you seem to have the time to reread my post,take the time to copy and paste repost.the things I have changed,also where I have lied.Not hard to do .
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#613 Feb 15, 2013
I, myself, have a mentally ill family member and made the mistake a few years back of going to Broughton for help. My family member was also abused by staff. I understand at times that they need to be reprimanded as anyone with these kinds of problems does but this kind of abuse that results in death?

And, I guarantee you that there were 10 people there to restrain this one man. Let's please get real. A death due to being suffocated does not happen instantly. THEY COULD SEE THIS GUY COULD NOT BREATHE!!! Don't people realize that he at first had to pass out or something before he died? Why didn't the bully get off of him,like this person who proved there is still abuse there today
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#614 Feb 15, 2013
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broughton hosptial yeah my brother was there 1970s where they abused him so bad ,that now he has the mind of a 12 year old,and he is 60 years old, they gave him so many shock treatments that it took half his mind away,I had went and visit him one day ,thet had him on so much thoracine that he didn t even know who he was. As if that were not enough two people there trew him trew a plate glass window that cut his nose off ,which had to be swewed back on ,.........yeah talk about abuse from Broughton hosptial yeah i think so dont you
Now this was my first post,there were more details here and that was before I knew my spelling ect was being graded.Where didI lie?Where did I change my story?
Melissa

Bailey, NC

#615 Feb 16, 2013
I along with everyone else on here has read your posts and TRIED to follow the ramblings you posted.
Alot of mentally ill people take their meds and after they have for a period of time, decide that they are CURED and refuse to take them any longer. This seems to be the case.
I have to agree with alot of the other posters, mental illness seems to run in your family. It really needs to be treated.
I agree with the posters who state you either have some type of mental problem or you are a attention seeking troll. Whichever, it has been pointed out to you many many times that your story is unbelieveable and yet you continue to post. Not sure if you are just seeking attention or you yourself has mental issues.
james

Bailey, NC

#616 Feb 16, 2013
Debbie, your posts are like a very confusing book written by a 7 yr old.. I agree with others. ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIOR.

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