More than 25% of API’s patients are so unsatisfied they file grievances.
In my opinion, the state has chosen not to protect all disabled psychiatric patients in the grievance process to save money.
A significant obstacle to ensuring adequate patient care is the absence of a viable independent process for patient grievances.
The state of Alaska is turning disabled psychiatric patients over to private facilities with insufficient state oversight.
People experiencing long-term homelessness or a mental illness are often interconnected.
Alaska could reduce unnecessary trauma to psychiatric patients during treatment and transportation, but someone in power has to take the lead.
Alaska is still too often warehousing people with a mental illness or leaving them on the streets.
Acute care psychiatric patients are one of the most vulnerable and mistreated groups in Alaska.
For all intents and purposes, disabled psychiatric patients in Alaska are without a voice.
From a psychiatric patient’s point of view, Alaska Psychiatric Institute is a terribly designed hospital.
By 1962, psychiatric institutions opened their doors and started letting patients out, including at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
In my many stays in locked psychiatric institutions, I was not treated as a patient, I was someone asking for charity.
To a society, people are a commodity. Everybody is important for success.
Time tends to add a haze of romance and forgetting.
The state has reached the point of willful ignorance concerning the ongoing mistreatment of psychiatric patients.