Again, I'm sorry about Jason and knew him personally and hope he rest in peace. There are still some employees who clearly shouldn't be there, as they don't seem to have anyone's best interest in mind, save their own. There were and are a lot of kind and good folks working there - but there are some total human scum employed there as well. Life can suck, but we move on one day at a time, trying to find some beauty amongst the garbage. One nursing home that I got a job in ( I ahould have known better at interview cause the atmosphere was poison), they were suppose to look after frail elderly people. they send my friend to the Terrell state hospital, because he is "supposedly" mentally ill. Green Oaks starts the process and sticks a person who is otherwise healthy with a mental disease (they are backed by the courts and the state and most people are less likely to have the means to fend off Green Oaks Claims). Admittedly, not taking my meds would not have killed me, but going cold-turkey made me sick as hell; I had to be moved in a wheel chair when I got out. ;). But he is not, he is just going true something hard in life right now we believe someone did black magic on him and are making him act bad and do all this not normal things. Thanks cutey. . Hey, thanks for responding to my question. . If so, you're the cutest DANG cowboy I've ever seen....& trust me, I'm not flirting. I can't afford relapses at this point. I never saw these kind of stories on the news in California, but it seems like the norm here in East Texas. I'm not entirely sure why I felt so horrible, but not having my meds made a bad situation much, much worse. They had me zonked on Thorazine, I was a literal zombie. Sure enough, a creepy leprechaun with razor-edged teeth and orange eyes wandered its way onto Thrillvania Haunted House Park. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 27, 2011: Hey, thanks for sharing that. Yes Green Oaks has no place to put anyone...so I'd imagine Terrell State takes in a lot of people from there, and is in the habit of taking whatever was told to them as all they need to know. I had also just been arrested for trespassing in my apartment. I weep at the inhumane business of people shuffling. We try so damn hard to make a difference, and when I used to work for the lab as a phlebotomist, part of my duties included going to a place called Charter Hospital- a care facility for all sorts of people with a range of mental and emotional needs. They get glasses, dentures, medical care and psych medications when they leave the hospital. I don't like hurting people.". There is no excuse for the rest of them though. I had my twenty year high school reunion last week, and me and several others talked about Jason, but none knew where he was buried at the reunion either. Some are court ordered here, within 48 hrs they are looked at by a dr to determine if they need to stay longer or be released. What weird fancies does that call up. Rad Geek Peoples Daily 2008-05-05 Texas psychoprisons, The Texas Department of State Health Services - Terrell State Hospital. RIL. pinterest-pin-it. Hi I may have seen you around before, not sure, but I just wrote a hub about hospitals...Sad story here, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I've delayed responding here as I hoped to find out the information you are looking for...but so far, I've found nothing. The problem with mental health is that there is never enough funding for it. Have you written anything on your stay there? You can definitely visit the place - and the people there, but I'm not certain that you can pass through the guard shack or not just saying you want to visit, but you might be able to get into that cemetery, at least. It was torn down in 2013, leaving Rhode Island without the haunted abandoned mental hospital that is required by New England's by-laws. I would so love to go there sort of like how the Jews visit concentration camps? I was getting towards the end of my losing battle of trying to keep in contact with my daughter, so emotionally I was bankrupt and incredibly distraught. . Not only in state hospitals like this one.. Now I have to use the computer at the library, good thing I had paper copies. Terrell State Hospital is a public psychiatric hospital located in Terrell, Texas, United States, established in 1885. Take Care, Wes! Maybe they've got their act together nowadays at the Terrell State Hospital! I also hadn't eaten for about 36 hours or so and that didn't help. I only stopped by to see WHO the guy is who sent Arlene the video clip of "The Exorcist." I was much more easily forgotten, however. I was put in a private facility which my insurance paid for.. not one of the nurses, the social workers, or the phychiatrist (who slept through the sessions with me) noticed that I was overloaded and having side affects on the medication that they were giving me. hey I have one question...I recently moved here to Texas after like thirty years...can you still go see the Old Terrell State Hospital? . I've been working in the field of mental health and addiction for quite some time. I cannot imagine the power a mental institution has over an individual and the thought sends shivers down my spine. Gary Don's family and me go way back, so I consider the medical affront that he encountered particularly offensive. When I was placed there, there was no " Children's Ward". I can honestly tell you that I know people that to them, methamphetamine is the CURE for what was wrong with their lives...NOT the problem. You're not depressing at all, you just tell the truth. Some even refused to enter those unused areas, sending a fellow employee with a stiffer constitution! .unless I'm talking about myself, of course. I stayed at a place called Rhema Ranch for nearly two years, and now most of my memories of there are fond...but I do not know if it is still in existence. . Cheers 2 love light - life! There just aren't that many folks I ever see that I'd personally make a move to have locked up in Terrell State Hospital...but the short time I was there, I saw folks that absolutely needed supervision and care all day every day...but most persons there were just...random people, no different from the lunatics in offices, plants, bars, houses, and on the streets. Now I refuse to take any medicine because I don't want to go through that ordeal the next time I go to jail. The point I am trying to make is that people in a position of authority seem quick to cross the line for one reason or another. I've known people who should they drink one single beer...they then morph into some chemical monster that is nothing like the person that they were sober. Terrell State Hospital is a tobacco free facility. Despite my awful childhood and her terroristic tactics throughout my life, I am a successful writer and retired nurse. It will take me some time to get to read more of your hubs, but I intend to. I have been to meetings held by dr's /staff on certain patients and all show concern for the treatment of their patient. WOW....I didn't even make you any of my famous Italian dishes! I believe there was a story just last week that reported three Constables were arrested for operating a Security business without a state license. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 31, 2011: Suzie from Carson City on August 31, 2011: Heck, Wes....I don't even really know you and I can clearly see (read) there's a whole lot more good things about you than your name and your folks!! No one thinks I am human anymore. P.S. How many girls fight over you at the same time?? Terrell Hospital did not appear to do diagnosis or real medical work, they mostly make sure people confined there take the drugs prescribed by Green Oaks. In other words - I'm pretty sure the ward you are asking about is still there, but is being used for storage, or something. To the point of you saying that there are good people working there, there was one social worker that was really awesome. .I was working 70+ hours a week, all I could do on the net, or anywhere else was sneak a few beers in, and say "hello.". It's about the best thing that I've got other than the two that gave it to me :-D. Suzie from Carson City on August 30, 2011: Wesman Todd Shaw....Now THAT is one IMPRESSIVE name. The Biltmore Hotel in Providence is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in Rhode Island. 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