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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ESSEX COUNTY
May 11, 2012

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
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=26154

The Great!

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

Ways to make it better...

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

Get professional people who don't lie to clients

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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

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I went to my primary care doctor, who resolved my problem.