Stop the Mistreatment of Psychiatric Patients!

To the Alberta Health Regions Stop Mistreatment of Psychiatric Patients! We, the undersigned Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society, Physicians, former Patients, and concerned Citizens, Do hereby implore the Alberta Health Regions to cease the policy of involuntary transferring of patients from hospitals where their Psychiatrists practice in the short-sighted interests of bed availability. This policy undermines the long-term benefits of doctor-patient relationships and only serves to traumatize persons in acute states of mental illness; making a bad situation even worse.


The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders is a registered non-profit society, providing support to individuals affected either directly or indirectly by Bipolar Disorder, Depression or Unipolar Disorder, along with other mental illnesses. We serve individuals throughout Alberta, Canada by providing peer support, resources, literature, educational forums and presentations. OBAD\'s mission is to help people with mood disorders live better lives.



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    joseph s. shields, United States

    2 years ago Country: US
    Comments: I self admitted and was held captive in Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital, Middle Point Ohio, for 19 days. While there administrators, staff patient advocate and 1 doctor worked in concert to extend my stay be any means necessary including Deception and chemical restraints,
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    Cheryl Richard, United States

    3 years ago Country: United States
    Comments: I know several survivors of psychiatric abuse and negligent care. This needs to stop. We are not living in Nazi Germany. But apparently the Nazis are still living among us.
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    Sable, Netherlands

    3 years ago Country: Jordan
    Comments: Now I feel stupid. That's celraed it up for me
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