The Breakthrough

September 11, 2017

Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill: A reporter finds that homes meant to replace New York’s troubled psychiatric hospitals might be just as bad

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Do we need to return to mental hospitals and other forms of institutional commitment to treat those with severe mental illness? Or are there other, more effective means of treatment?

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My Banished Brother

April 1, 2016

The first time I saw my brother, Jimmy, he was 60 years old, and I was standing at his hospital bedside in the town of Dunkirk, N.Y. He was intubated with intractable pneumonia and lay in a drug-induced sleep, his sparse ginger hair so different from the rest of my brunette family

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Bring Back the Asylum?

July 21, 2015

A critical analysis of the call for a “return to ‘modern’ institutionalization methods”

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Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue

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