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Kristin U.

California
I write about the mental healthcare industry through the eyes of a caretaker. I have been in the trenches with my daughter for twenty-five years. I have insider's knowledge of psych wards, psychiatrists' practices, emergency rooms, and treatment centers throughout the US. I am looking for... Full Bio
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A New Start

I like new beginnings. Fresh starts and clean slates are exciting but also daunting when I don’t know what to expect. It has been very hard to...

The Final Post

This is the second part of my final post for Borderline Families. In the post A Scented Memory , I talked about my guilt over encouraging my...

Penultimate Post

I have removed my earlier posts which were written when I was a believer in the psychiatric system. I had kept them because they were a...

Part One: A Charade

From 2006 through 2009, we searched. My daughter was a pawn, becoming a non-entity, the problem that needed to be solved which we shuttled from...

Derailed

My daughter is struggling. She is trying her damnedest to be a young adult out in the world but life is complicated and overwhelming and scary...

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Nov 09 2010 by austenriggsscam

Austen Riggs is a complete fraud. Over $250,000 was spent on my adult child and we were then told that they couldn't help her after initially being told they were "specialists in treatment resistance" and "they don't give up on anyone". This is total PR nonsense. The staff runs for the exits at 5PM and they hardly, if ever, return phone calls. The administration is a disaster and unresponsive and uncommunicative unless they want more money.

 
Jul 26 2010 by Kristin U.
I write about the mental healthcare industry through the eyes of a caretaker. I have been in the trenches with my daughter for twenty-five years. I have insider's knowledge of psych wards, psychiatrists' practices, emergency rooms, and treatment centers throughout the US. I am looking for alternative methods of recovery beyond what is offered by current methods available today.  
 

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