Famous Celebrities Treated in Psychiatric Hospital

Vilnius_Psychiatric_Hospital_1

Catherine Zeta Jones was treated in Silver Hill psychiatric hospital, near New Canaan, Connecticut, for manic depression in 2011. She is among the famous celebrities who received mental health treatment with Billy Joel, Angelina Jolie, Emma Thompson, Brooke Shields,  and Mike Tyson. These celebrities have money for treatment but what about the growing number of patients crying for help? What if they have no insurance to cover the cost?

About 58 million Americans 18 years and older suffer from mental-health problems, according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. About six percent suffers from serious cases of comorbidity or the presence of one or more specific disorders.

Mental illness is a condition that impedes a person’s ability to function, feel, think, and the ability to relate to others, and the disruption of mood. Mental illness knows no bounds, and it can affect any age, race, or stature in life. It is not a result of poor upbringing, poverty, or personal weakness.

Psychiatric hospital accused of patient dumping

Just recently, James Flavy Coy Brown, 48, accused Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada of patient dumping. The specific complaint was his discharge in February to a Greyhound bus bound for Sacramento, California without prior arrangement for housing or treatment.

Brown was admitted to Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital observation unit with symptoms of psychosis, auditory hallucinations, psychosis, and thoughts of suicide.  After 72 hours hold, he was given a bus ticket and was told how to access shelter or services in Sacramento. Brown arrived disoriented and confused, and ultimately ended up in UC Davis Medical Center emergency room and stayed there for three days, until social workers transferred him to temporary housing.

Brown told The Bee that Rawson-Neal doctors said he would like “sunny California” and advised him to call 911 when he arrive. This is a clear violation of his rights according to the World Health Organization that states: “All people with mental disorder have the right to receive high-quality treatment and care delivered through responsive health-care services. They should be protected against any form of inhuman treatment and discrimination.”

Psychiatric hospitalization

Psychiatric hospitalization is a welcome respite for people with mental illness, but many people are concerned about how they will be treated in psychiatric hospitals. It is therefore, important to be informed about your rights to ensure that you are protected and seek legal help if you feel that your rights are violated.

While celebrities receive the treatment, they deserve inside a psychiatric hospital, how about those who can’t afford to pay for their treatment? Out of 57 million sufferers, only a fraction of these people can afford the cost of treatment and therapy.

 

Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas

One Response to Famous Celebrities Treated in Psychiatric Hospital

  1. Shelby May 14, 2013 at 6:33 am

    How about giving us a description of those rights you mentioned?

    Reply

We will read your comment immediately so leave a remark!

RSS Guardian Express

  • NBA Playoffs Toronto Raptors Pull Even With Brooklyn Nets After Game Two April 23, 2014
    The Toronto Raptors came into their game two Tuesday night tilt with the Brooklyn Nets hoping to pull even in their NBA playoff series. The Raptors overcame another slow start in game two to take a 45-39 lead heading into the half. Despite committing eleven turnovers in the first half, the Raptors were able to […]
    Eric Kummel
  • ‘Friends’ Reunion Not Happening Says Courteney Cox [Video] April 23, 2014
    If anyone out there was holding on to a thread of hope that there just might be some sort of Friends reunion in the works, Courteney Cox has made it clear that it will not be happening. At least, not anytime soon. Cox appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday evening, most likely […]
    Josh Taub
  • Men Can Stop Trying to Sound Sexy April 23, 2014
    Men can stop trying to sound sexy because, according to a new study, it just does not work. While women are capable of adjusting their voices to sound sexy, a new study found that men are unable to do the same. Society has come up with a stereotype of what sexy sounds like, and apparently […]
    Ashley Campbell
  • Startup Companies Are Sprouting Quickly and Empowering Hundreds April 23, 2014
    The inventors of today’s world have unleashed more resources and equipment of a technological kind than any previous decade or generation, and that blessing is only widening exponentially as startup companies are empowering hundreds as they sprout up in many areas. There are more entrepreneurs, technology developers, social media experts, and business gurus
    Brad Johnson
  • Keyshawn Johnson Arrested After Fight With Ex-Girlfriend April 23, 2014
    Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson was arrested and jailed after a fight with his ex-girlfriend that reportedly resulted in a gash to the woman’s hand. The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s deputies arrested and charged the ESPN analyst with misdemeanor spousal battery early Monday, after responding to a call at his home in Calabasas, California, according […]
    Rick Sarlat

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 630 other subscribers

Quantcast