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Mental Health Association Of Essex County

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33 S Fullerton Ave Montclair NJ 07042 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

I went to a depression group support meeting there. The director of one of the departments pressured me to go to what she said was a clinic with special facilities to treat my problem. I was already being treated by a psychiatrist but figured extra help couldn't hurt. It did! The place she sent me to was an ordinary ER. I wasn't even examined by a doctor, just two people who took down my history. On that basis a psychiatrist threatened to have me committed unless I checked into a hospital. The hospital did me no good at all but it all ended up costing me about$15,000 (and I don't have insurance). I learned later that a lot of these people get bounties for referring patients to a hospital.http://www.antipsychiatry.org/unjustif.htm
http://reason.com/archives/2002/05/01/ill-treated
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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way it misled me, did me no good, and cost me thousands of dollars

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get professional people who don't lie to clients

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

How did you find this group?

Passed by on road

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To be extremely suspicious of people who say they want to help you, especially those in the mental health industry

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I was seeing a psychiatrist for depression and thought it might help to go to a group support meeting at this association. Then I talked to a couple of directors of the Association. It was obvious that they didn't have any expertise in dealing with depression. For example, the one woman didn't know that it takes several weeks for antidepressants to take effect. She told me to go to an ER some reason, even though I don't have insurance and that's very expensive. The advice they gave me was wrong and misleading. I don't know how this place chooses its staff, but from what I saw they were not competent to treat or even advise anyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experience was in their treating depression, which, as I said, they didn't know how to do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would hire some professionals who were knowledgable of mental health issues and get rid of the people who give misleading advice.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

 
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