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Re: “Mental health cuts stir controversy

Please dont delete this post; I believe people should know from personal experience what the real theft is in regard to some of these institutions - it is the theft of someone's life and youth in return for short term profits.

I have no doubt about the Medicaid fraud; there is a dynamic of corporate influence in the legislature and the lobby for legislation, that makes what I am posting here legal - the slow destruction of a human life as if they were an asset.

There is no incentive to cure these patients; why institutions that rely on consistent mental illness help cure that disease. It is the same disgusting principle of for profit prisons who insist on 95% human volume.

Capitalist principles where those lacking most in moral restraint and a conscience are the most rewarded do not belong in the business of humane contact.

Please allow this post to stand; people deserve the truth; the dishonesty, deceit, and theft are not all in bookkeeping; they are hidden behind closed doors. That is the real theft.

There must be those who know this in the Arkansas congress; those who used their power to help in recruitment by legislation, helped in the forced incarceration of acquitted indigent individuals, and knew the end game promised of a new life with an apartment and a job would never happen - most likely if they have no one on the outside fighting for them they can be kept there legally for life at 986.00/ per day.

Contact me if you want the evidence of a real story; I have every single intake and discharge paper from every facility my son was used like a cash cow. I have a journal added to from every phone call or visit. I have the emails from the nurses at ASH stating they did not know how many pills he was given. I have a phone recording. I have the pill bottles and the little packets of Oxycodone marked ASH he was given rolls and rolls of.

I fear no lawsuit because it is all the truth and I have the proof.


So interesting; all about the money but nothing about the treatment of patients as assets; the majority of government institutions and a large number of individuals are criminal - in Arkansas (from personal experience) it started with a prosecutor who refused to commit my son anymore to Behavioral Health in Springdale, AR. after 6 x 3 day commits.

They would only treat him for 3 days at a time; the most profitable is intake and discharge because they can charge Medicaid for a doctor.

The prosecutor, Sam Martin in Bentonville, Ar., convinced me to lie and write a statement that my son had assaulted me; this he promised would get my son the long term help he needed at the Arkansas State Hospital.
My wife and I had a difficult decision; our biggest fear was he would end up in prison or dead he would openly shoplift. We and he were fortunate we lived in a small town. We would return the item or pay for it; some were not so forgiving and he would be banned while we had to plead for them to not call the police.

He had totaled out six cars, three of which we purchased for him and 3 of mine I had loaned him. One wreck kept him in the hospital for weeks.

He was 12 when he was diagnosed as type one diabetic. He always managed his diabetes well; even when he was continuously psychotic and suffering drug addiction which began in the Arkansas State Hospital (ASH) and was exasperated by a series of connected institutions that refused our requests he not be given opiates. They would just tell us they were not a rehab; then fill their part in his downward spiral of overdose, withdrawal, suicide attempts, and commitment where again they would provide opiates and send him home with a one month supply.

My son, Donovan, was 23 when he began having visual and audio hallucinations with paranoid delusions. My wife had a much worse case of the same condition beginning in her 40s.
I was the subject of her delusions and unfortunately for many people she was the head bookkeeper of a thriving recycling business that employed nearly 150 people.
I had to pretty much discard the business to save her and us. She had delusions I was cheating on her and had a family in the attic; she began neglecting her work and started embezzling. She even attempted to file for divorce but all the tapes she thought she had for evidence turned out to be blank its interesting she could hear the voices when recording but not when playing them back.

I was able to help her mostly because of our relationship, her trust despite the delusions and voices in her head, was important the fact I took what she was going through as real and my realization that they were real for her made it easier to forgive because I cannot say I would have not done the same if what she believed about me, I believed about her.
I got her the medication she needed and worked with her using logic and understanding that her experiences were real.
Now 18 years later she no longer takes medication; she slowly came out of it but still has scars from the psychosis expressed in fears of the police, weather, and the like but we can joke and laugh about it.

Donovan started having his problems when he was 21; someone gave him some meth and after one time the inherent condition came to the surface a father-teenage son relationship is not nearly as helpful and a husband-wife. We could not help him and had to turn to professionals.
For his own protection we were forced to turn to for profit institutions who lack any incentive to cure what becomes a valuable asset.

That prosecutor convinced us to lie in an affidavit in order to get him long term help at the state hospital.
It was a huge mistake; we had been lied to and I am unconvinced there is not a conspiracy starting with the justice system to recruit the mentally ill into these highly profitable corporate institutions.

What we were led to believe is Donovan would be in the state hospital for an evaluation following a short stay at Behavioral Health in Springdale where they refused to offer any real help.

He spent 6 months in the county jail before he got his 2 month evaluation at ASH - they addicted him to Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Klonopin, during his 2 month evaluation.

They expected him to get the 911 Diversion 5 year program (no matter the charge after being acquitted by mental defect) promised by the prosecutor except for the standing felony charge and the fact due to lobbyists and resulting legislation a mentally ill indigent person without bond money or an attorney will always get 5 + years in a lock down facility like ASH following their acquittal no matter the charge.

He was sent home in their ambulance from Little Rock; 15 minutes later after asking for a shower we found him overdosed in the bathroom with track marks in his arms and his pockets stuffed with an unmarked bottle of mixed 30mg Oxycodone and Oxycontin pills, a prescription bottle in his name of Oxycontin, another of Klonopin, and rolls and rolls of single packet 30mg Oxycodone, each marked ASH.
He had syringes because he was diabetic.
He was given nothing for his psychosis during his stay!

This began a horrible downward spiral of overdose, withdrawal, suicide attempts, commitment (ASH, Levi, Cox South, St. Vincent, Behavioral Health, Nevada Medical, Decision Point, and Ozark); many multiple times.

None treated him for his psychosis, all had different diagnoses, and ALL gave him the same opiates and benzos while he was there and a one month prescription upon release - which he would take in under a week, withdrawal, suicide, ... repeat, repeat, repeat.
We would plead they not give him opiates but they would respond, "we are not a rehab"

I felt like he was being passed around like a cash cow. He was not yet on the 911 program but now he was an addict and the facilities were lock down charging Medicaid 1000.00/day he got weeks at a time instead of three days; nevertheless there was no treatment and he only got worse.

After a year or more he made the most serious attempt on his life; several days in intensive care and then commitment to Behavioral Health who tried to refuse him - no longer the pass around cash cow asset he had become a liability.

We went to court (different county) and got a 45-day commit. I called and pleaded with them to please give him the proper antipsychotic (the same that worked on my wife) so he could come out of his 2+ year constant psychosis and possibly grasp where he was and the downward spiral he was on. I threatened them to not give him opiates.

They responded with "we are not going to hold him even three days". These fucking corporations are more powerful than the courts.
They did not give him opiates but gave him huge doses of Venlafaxine which causes the brain to produce huge amounts of serotonin - just like cocaine.

When we picked him up the next day he was so high he could hardly walk; he was unusually sexually aggressive and was shouting out the window at every female 7 to 70. He walked up the stairs to the neighbors bedroom while she was in the shower; fortunately she was a friend who understood our problems and only relayed the information to us.

All night long he kept bursting through the barricades we used to block the door. He was very stoned and very aggressive.

BH had given us 5 scripts to fill, one was more Venlafaxine, the others were for conditions having nothing to do with his problems. When I asked they told me sternly to fill them all!
I did not but looked them up on the Internet; all had side effects of suicide ideation and possibility of suicide fulfillment! This is just after a suicide attempt that nearly succeeded.

Twelve hours later at 4 am he was still high as a kite; he got increasingly aggressive so we made the mistake of calling the police in the hope they would keep him for a week and we could give them the medication he needed for psychosis and he would be forced to take it.

They released him the next morning; we both had been given an open ended (until court at the minimum) restraining order. He was type one diabetic, psychotic, and STILL out of his mind on the Venlafaxine.

I had my 82 year old mother pick him up from jail. I drove him to 4 motels until I found one that would accept him; he would not shut up and would loudly flirt with any female he saw.
I gave him smokes and a day's supply of money for food; the wife and i knew it was a short matter of time before something terrible would happen.
As it was the next day on the way to the motel,and just as the manager was telling me he would give him one last chance, he stopped and said the police are here - he just took a motorcycle and drove it straight into a wooden fence.
By the time i got there he was gone.

Another felony; another acquittal by mental defect - and another evaluation by ASH Arkansas State Hospital - this time even though acquitted he was sentenced to 5 years of lock down hospitalization; he might have avoided it if we had the bond to get him out of jail or the money for an attorney.

Arkansas has a conspiratorial dynamic. First somehow they have legislated that those who are mentally ill and need Medicaid assistance are segregated from those who need medical care and need Medicaid assistance; they could not get away with this unless the person is mentally ill - it is a profit machine and he is an asset. As a diabetic he is a valuable asset because they can, and have, repeatedly refused any promotion to a group home with some freedom, much less the promised but not available apartment where he could have a job.

Surprisingly after his 6 months jail time this second time around he was the best I had ever seen him; he had taken his antipsychotic everyday and was in great spirits - motivated to get off disability, get a job, and find a girlfriend.
When he got out and had to do his evaluation they sold him on the 911 program; promising prompt advancement to a group home and then an apartment.

They hung their hat on his diabetes; he was quickly rejected from the first group home because they claimed they were not equipped to deal with a type one diabetic - even though he has on his own since he was 8, even when he was fully psychotic and drug addicted he managed his diabetes.

This group of corporations are totally and purposefully incompetent. While at Birch Tree he got hep C. They used the same stick (a .25 disposable item) on every person they needed a blood sample from. Even after he was told he was infected they stuck him and then without even wiping it off stuck the next patient.
He was finally rejected because he could not maintain his blood sugar. He had been told if he had either two lows or two highs he would be out; they feed him, they check his blood, the administer his insulin, how could he control that yet his record shows he manipulates his blood sugar!

All they really wanted was him back in a lock down facility that charges Medicaid over 1000.00/day.
Two years later he gets a second chance. We visit him where ever he goes and talk on the phone several times a week.
This group home, Short Mountain Lodge in Paris Arkansas, was a dump. He was given an incredible amount of freedom.
He could leave the facility at any time and made a job for himself by going to town to purchase items for other patients - of whom none would ever leave.

The first week the ruined his bottle of insulin; it was contaminated by the blood of another patient - they used this other patients syringe to draw up Donovan's insulin for injection! It clouded the bottle with the other guys blood.

We sent syringes, sticks, and a new meter which somehow they lost but could not afford insulin. He had to go three days without food while he waited for more insulin.

We visited him and took him out to eat. He had his blood sugar taken, it was high, and they gave him insulin. It was 12 pm.
We were back by 1 pm and waited for him to get his blood sugar reading and get his insulin after eating. They refused; evidently he only gets checked and insulin 3 times a day no matter what he eats. He was being treated as a type two.

When we complained he was rejected and sent back to ASH at a grand a day. He is still there and they have the right to keep him for the rest of his life if they say he cannot take care of himself. They want to put him in a nursing home. He is 29, healthy and very intelligent.
We are working on getting him into Independence Center in St. Louis, a nonprofit. They are fighting us on it as they do not want to lose their asset.

After reading this article I wonder if they will be any better? I would think they would want to move the patient forward and I know from experience their systems do seem to have more empathy.

I want to sue the bastards and get him private care where I am assured they will look after his best interests.

Does anyone know a good attorney? I think it is a civil rights case. They have just recently changed his antipsychotic from Thiothixene to Seroquel. It makes him sleepy and does not work nearly as well; he is now acting bi-polar too.

As far as drugs go they are also giving him both Prozac and Wellbutrin. One causes the brain to produce serotonin and the other dopamine. They may as well give him coke and heroin.
Punishments like for eating out of the trash (he is 6, 1 and weighs 145 lbs) is removal of the drugs causing withdrawal.

It is an unending nightmare.
If you know of any help please contact me. My name is garyyouree. I use g mail and believe he has a civil rights lawsuit - we want no money I just want to get him private help; like the Osborn kids.

Posted by Gary Youree 1 on 01/16/2019 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Update: Another indictment in Preferred Family Healthcare scandal

So interesting; all about the money but nothing about the treatment of patients as assets; the majority of government institutions and a large number of individuals are criminal - in Arkansas (from personal experience) it started with a prosecutor who refused to commit my son anymore to Behavioral Health in Springdale, AR.
They would only treat him for 3 days, the most profitable is intake and discharge because they can charge for a doctor.
He convinced me to lie and write a statement that my son had assaulted me; this he promised would get my son the long term help he needed at the Arkansas State Hospital.
After 6 months in the county jail he got his 2 month evaluation at ASH - they addicted him to Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Klonopin. They expected him to get the 911 Diversion 5 year program (no matter the charge after being acquitted by mental defect). He was sent home in their ambulance from Little Rock; 15 minutes later after asking for a shower we found him overdosed in the bathroom with track marks in his arms and his pockets stuffed with an unmarked bottle of mixed 30mg Oxycodone and Oxycontin pills, a prescription bottle in his name of Oxycontin, another of Klonopin, and rolls and rolls of single packet 30mg Oxycodone. He had syringes because he was diabetic.
He was given nothing for his psychosis!

This began a horrible downward spiral of overdose, withdrawal, suicide attempts, commitment (ASH, Levi, Cox South, St. Vincent, Behavioral Health, Nevada Medical, Decision Point, and Ozark) many multiple times. None treated him for his psychosis, all had different diagnoses, and ALL gave him the same opiates and benzos while he was there and a one month prescription upon release - which he would take in under a week, withdrawal, suicide, ... repeat, repeat, repeat. We would plead they not give him opiates but they would respond, "we are not a rehab"

After a year or more he made the most serious attempt on his life; several days in intensive care and then commitment to Behavioral Health who tried to refuse him - no longer the pass around cash cow asset he had become a liability.
We went to court (different county) and got a 45-day commit. I called and pleaded with them to please give him the proper antipsychotic (the same that worked on my wife) so he could come out of his 2+ year constant psychosis and possibly grasp where he was and the downward spiral he was on. I threatened them to not give him opiates.

They responded with "we are not going to hold him even three days". These fucking corporations are more powerful than the courts.
They did not give him opiates but gave him huge doses of Venlafaxine which causes the brain to produce huge amounts of serotonin - just like cocaine.

When we picked him up the next day he was so high he could hardly walk; he was unusually sexually aggressive and was shouting out the window at every female 7 to 70. He walked up the stairs to the neighbors bedroom while she was in the shower; fortunately she was a friend who understood our problems and only relayed the information to us.

All night long he kept bursting through the barricades we used to block the door. He was very stoned and very aggressive.

BH had given us 5 scripts to fill, one was more Venlafaxine, the others were for conditions having nothing to do with his problems. When I asked they told me sternly to fill them all!
I did not but looked them up on the Internet; all had side effects of suicide ideation and possibility of suicide fulfillment! This is just after a suicide attempt that nearly succeeded.

Twelve hours later at 4 am he was still high as a kite; he got increasingly aggressive so we made the mistake of calling the police in the hope they would keep him for a week and we could give them the medication he needed for psychosis and he would be forced to take it.

They released him the next morning; we both had been given an open ended (until court at the minimum) restraining order. He was type one diabetic, psychotic, and STILL out of his mind on the Venlafaxine.

I had my 82 year old mother pick him up from jail. I drove him to 4 motels until I found one that would accept him; he would not shut up and would loudly flirt with any female he saw.
I gave him smokes and a day's supply of money for food; the wife and i knew it was a short matter of time before something terrible would happen.
As it was the next day on the way to the motel,and just as the manager was telling me he would give him one last chance, he stopped and said the police are here - he just took a motorcycle and drove it straight into a wooden fence.
By the time i got there he was gone.

Another felony; another acquittal by mental defect - and another evaluation by ASH Arkansas State Hospital - this time even though acquitted he was sentenced to 5 years of lock down hospitalization; he might have avoided it if we had the bond to get him out of jail or the money for an attorney.

Arkansas has a conspiratorial dynamic. First somehow they have legislated that those who are mentally ill and need Medicaid assistance are segregated from those who need medical care and need Medicaid assistance; they could not get away with this unless the person is mentally ill - it is a profit machine and he is an asset. As a diabetic he is a valuable asset because they can, and have, repeatedly refused any promotion to a group home with some freedom, much less the promised but not available apartment where he could have a job.

Surprisingly after his 6 months jail time this second time around he was the best I had ever seen him; he had taken his antipsychotic everyday and was in great spirits - motivated to get off disability, get a job, and find a girlfriend.
When he got out and had to do his evaluation they sold him on the 911 program; promising prompt advancement to a group home and then an apartment.

They hung their hat on his diabetes; he was quickly rejected from the first group home because they claimed they were not equipped to deal with a type one diabetic - even though he has on his own since he was 8, even when he was fully psychotic and drug addicted he managed his diabetes.

This group of corporations are totally and purposefully incompetent. While at Birch Tree he got hep C. They used the same stick (a .25 disposable item) on every person they needed a blood sample from. Even after he was told he was infected they stuck him and then without even wiping it off stuck the next patient.
He was finally rejected because he could not maintain his blood sugar. He had been told if he had either two lows or two highs he would be out; they feed him, they check his blood, the administer his insulin, how could he control that yet his record shows he manipulates his blood sugar!

All they really wanted was him back in a lock down facility that charges Medicaid over 1000.00/day.
Two years later he gets a second chance. We visit him where ever he goes and talk on the phone several times a week.
This group home, Short Mountain Lodge in Paris Arkansas, was a dump. He was given an incredible amount of freedom.
He could leave the facility at any time and made a job for himself by going to town to purchase items for other patients - of whom none would ever leave.

The first week the ruined his bottle of insulin; it was contaminated by the blood of another patient - they used this other patients syringe to draw up Donovan's insulin for injection! It clouded the bottle with the other guys blood.

We sent syringes, sticks, and a new meter which somehow they lost but could not afford insulin. He had to go three days without food while he waited for more insulin.

We visited him and took him out to eat. He had his blood sugar taken, it was high, and they gave him insulin. It was 12 pm.
We were back by 1 pm and waited for him to get his blood sugar reading and get his insulin after eating. They refused; evidently he only gets checked and insulin 3 times a day no matter what he eats. He was being treated as a type two.

When we complained he was rejected and sent back to ASH at a grand a day. He is still there and they have the right to keep him for the rest of his life if they say he cannot take care of himself. They want to put him in a nursing home. He is 29, healthy and very intelligent.
We are working on getting him into Independence Center in St. Louis, a nonprofit. They are fighting us on it as they do not want to lose their asset.

After reading this article I wonder if they will be any better? I would think they would want to move the patient forward and I know from experience their systems do seem to have more empathy.

I want to sue the bastards and get him private care where I am assured they will look after his best interests.

Does anyone know a good attorney? I think it is a civil rights case. They have just recently changed his antipsychotic from Thiothixene to Seroquel. It makes him sleepy and does not work nearly as well; he is now acting bi-polar too.

As far as drugs go they are also giving him both Prozac and Wellbutrin. One causes the brain to produce serotonin and the other dopamine. They may as well give him coke and heroin.
Punishments like for eating out of the trash (he is 6, 1 and weighs 145 lbs) is removal of the drugs causing withdrawal.

It is an unending nightmare.
If you know of any help please email of call. My name is garyyouree and my address is with google ... so a g, and a mail, a dot, and a com :)

Posted by Gary Youree 1 on 01/16/2019 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Routine corruption in the Arkansas legislature

All capitalist democracies either start out (in foreign countries where they are imposed by the US) or evolve into the complete control of government (on all levels) by global and local corporations.
All governments under control by the world banking corporations are in effect organized crime; whatever they can earn by passing legislation scams, campaign contributions, and loans become theirs.
So long as they are in office they are able to live their day to day lives as the very rich.
They earn their money just like the mafia; taking money to facilitate projects where tax dollars are spent - and this is just what is in the open.
What ever cash they receive under the table is laundried.

All government is in the criminal business of turning our tax dollars over to corporations. Little to nothing is returned to the tax payer. This is the inevitable evolution of a capitalist democracy. It may start out as cash bribes one hundred years ago to continually change legislation that creates a coup from a democracy to a Corporatocracy; a dictatorship by big business.

Posted by Gary Youree 1 on 11/05/2018 at 8:54 AM

 

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