Three years later, in 1847, Butler Hospital, reputed in its time to be one of the most progressive institutions in the nation for the treatment of the mentally ill, opened its doors. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was like living in the most medieval nightmare for five years and not being able to wake up. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 05, 2011: Yeah, but I'm WAY paranoid all of the time, I just talk so much shit. Have you written anything on your stay there? I'm sort of a newborn Hubbie, just a couple months. There are 4 childrens wards , divided into age groups. 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). Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on December 12, 2011: Very sorry to hear about that, Sir - and no, I do not doubt you at all. I go see her several times a week, and probably will this afternoon, while the rest of the world is watching that stupid game. Glassdoor gives you an inside look at what it's like to work at Terrell State Hospital, including salaries, reviews, office photos, and more. Terrell State Hospital established a cemetery, later named Wildwood, soon after the hospital opened on July 14, 1885, with the first burial on October 22, 1885. Hey Kim - could you come back and leave a link to your hub here in the comments? Thanks for having this page up. .They killed him at Terrell State Hospital, a place where I once spent three weeks, as a local cop had said. I was much more easily forgotten, however. She has indeed made my life a living hell in the past and she still torments me by driving by my apartment, sabotaging my car, stalking me, planting strangers in my life to "befriend " me with ulterior motives of harming me. RIL. This place still exists.. my aunt works there as a nurse. This gal is old enough to be your Gramma. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders. What is true for one might not always be true for another. drugged. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 27, 2011: Hey, thanks for sharing that. Unfortunately, she is a person who is so messed up herself and who truly has no empathy or understanding of others pains. I think that a big part of the problem is that in the unstable economy years....there aren't a lot of people to choose from to hire. It was torn down in 2013, leaving Rhode Island without the haunted abandoned mental hospital that is required by New England's by-laws. Only in 1844, with the promulgation of a law "to incorporate the Rhode Island Asylum for the Insane" (January Session, 1844) did "asylum" become associated specifically with the insane. Well, it is never acceptable for staff to administer a fatal overdose of something. 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. I don't remember all of it, but the bad part lasted about 3 days, and my system finally cleared after about 10 to 14 days. It only took 30 minutes in the first one to see WHAT A SCAM LOAD OF BS. I was raped there by a black orderly in a padded cell late at night. . According to Providence Police Major David Lapatin, a vehicle was stopped by Rhode Island State Police around 12:30 a.m. Saturday as it was racing toward the hospitals. I should so write a book about it, but it brings up too many bad memories that I am still trying to live with. I had to share it, uncredited, in a massive debate about jails and society that I'm having on facebook. I plan to visit there this fall when the temperatures drop. Experience in other parts of the nation showed the advantages of open-air treatment for the early stages of the disease. I only stopped by to see WHO the guy is who sent Arlene the video clip of "The Exorcist." Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 12, 2011: Yeah, Scandinavia seems to have every last detail of how a nation out to be run down so close to perfectly. 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. The problem is that anyone that tells you of a monorealistic way that things are...is either ignorant, or lying. The problem with mental health is that there is never enough funding for it. Hi H1B...I think Terrell does some treatment and diagnosis...especially with the persons in the wards that someone that just passed through there for a three week stay never see. I am currently employed at TSH. I was also surprised to learn that the Sheriff has been in office for over thirty years (30 years). . Incidentally, I would like to say that she is elderly now and I am grown, yet she is still very mentally ill herself (covert aggressive manipulator, bi-polar and borderline personality disorder) and she is still trying to make my life a living hell. In her attempts. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on February 14, 2013: AllisonS - Pleased to hear that! . I also hadn't eaten for about 36 hours or so and that didn't help. I'd pick jail, every single time. In 1839, Cranston’s Town Council voted to purchase the Rebecca Jencks estate in what is today Wayland Park at the foot of the present Meschanticut Valley Parkway, and use it as a poor farm. Want the best for her and am not trying to brush her under the rug but am horrified she may succeed. Hey - I agree - I'm looking into finding transitional living 4 my dual diagnosis. We are provided as a State Facility with what we are given and run the hospital to the best of its ability. I don't know what to do, but you could maybe ask a lawyer if you have a case to pursue. Why is it that these places seem to either attract the worst in employees or just don't care? Hey, thanks for responding to my question. My heart goes out to your two friends and their families for having to endure such senseless acts. I wish we could get our society here to see this as being a crucial issue for the well being of our culture too. It's a mental health watchdog organization. phsiciatric nursing assistant on May 28, 2012: It wasent that bad i worked there for 4years from 2005 to 2009 and i helped quite a few folks it was aa good job if you actully liked to help people or just liked to play dominoes. Was it torn down? another abandoned building, looks like it used to house patients Jason Evans was always in the class ahead of me in school, and because I, and he grew up in smalltown Kaufman, Texas, we all knew each other to one extent or another. I'm lucky to have got out in three weeks! . IN FACT, psychiatrists and therapists painted the freaking picture of mental hospitals as a place to relax like a freaking vacation spot. It's starting out to be an awesome journey for me. I spent 3 years there being tortred physically abused sexually abused. .last I saw him was on the six o' clock news, he'd shot four, and killed three. I would be completely shocked if the cemetery at Terrell State Hospital wasn't open to the public - but I'd imagine that to access it you have to pass through the guard shack, and just tell them that you would like to visit the cemetery. I have moments where I know what is going on, and the meds aren't making me cloudy. Claire Evans from South Africa on February 06, 2011: Hippocratic oath got tossed and flushed with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; someone waved some money, and the money whores became warlocks. I lasted half a shift and walked out. One girl had tried to hurt other patients and then herself, she was strapped onto the figure forms, and as I was allowed into the locked room, she would not look at me. Today I am 47 yrs old and I still have nightmares. The places I've been were...very uncomfortable places The Dallas Life Foundation (I do know people who loved the place...I hated it) The 24 Hour Club...that's a better place, it's non religious, but it is specifically aimed at alcoholics. This story made me so sad. WOW....I didn't even make you any of my famous Italian dishes! Terrell, Texas, December 18.--- I have spent a night in an insane asylum. Now take the time to review the sad case of Jason Evans, a friend who'd been hospitalized for care, and was murdered by what more resemble prison guards than social workers, or health care staff. *, I've been searching for a while now about exactly what happened to my dear friend Jason Evans. No matter what they do - criminalizing an inanimate substance that won't "blow up" anything, and won't cause some sort of "dirty bomb," will never stop people from using it...and the criminalization/prohibition has only over thrown every single government South of the USA...leaving people so brutal in charge that Al Capone would have been scared. If someone is given the label "mentally ill," then that person can rest assured that ..there's very few on the planet, if any...that everyone would agree to being sane should they have the opportunity to voice a contrary opinion. I think that Terrell State Hospital has some great employees...people that truly care very deeply for those in their care. wink wink! So, in an effort to fulfill the need for scariness in your life, we rounded up some of our city's many creepy AF urban legends. Mental health facilities that employ techs (MHT) attract a lot of people that have violent pasts or have been in JAIL. A few of these places have a benign history, many though, can not make this claim. I suspect that the problem is that everyone is preoccupied with their dreams of wealth and other mass media bullshit - instead of paying attention to the important things that are right before them. May 30, 2015 - Explore Lisa Wooten's board "terrell" on Pinterest. If someone reported my doing something, I would 1) stop doing that and 2)end that relationship. I'm not sure what the whole dealio was as I was never allowed to have the police report. Suzie from Carson City on September 28, 2011: awwwww SHUCKS. Not far away here in Kaufman, Texas - the county Sheriff a decade or so ago ran the entire methamphetamine distribution business! My mother is mentally ill and she forced me in as a patient when I was 8 yrs old...I was the only child in an adult lunatic asylum. In other words, his and his counties co-working members getting a bigger pay raise at the end of the year was more important than a county inmate receiving the better medications prescribed to him by what was, no doubt, a superior physician. He was, besides being an intellectual of sorts, an amazingly talented musician-no, you'll not have heard of him, his temperament didn't allow for much cooperation with anyone, but WOW, what an ear he had-he could hear something, and play it, near perfect at an instant.As for me, and my three week stay at the place we all in this county have heard of from our earliest days, I told the doctor that medicating me was fine, but there wasn't any chance that I'd be sleeping for the next several days-but what they hit me with knocked me out before the night was over, Jason Evans, however, never woke up again-I'm aware of how lucky that I've always been.Kaufman, Texas; will never be the same place without the possiblility of his return, and the Terrell State Hospital, and the many shitty employees that I knew there, will kill again. Days later, the 34-year-old was dead and his parents still dont know why. Jan 10, 2014 - RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. You're not depressing at all, you just tell the truth. No one thinks I am human anymore. The old Terrell State Hospital was a snake pit. I've lost count of how many rehabs I've been in - perhaps I'll try to count all the jails, rehabs, shelters, and hospitals that I've called "home" at some point. I would so love to go there sort of like how the Jews visit concentration camps? I'm very glad I did. Mental Health Techs don't require much education at all. While the Terrell State Hospital is still a functioning mental health facility, there are several buildings that used to house patients that have now been deserted. I know exactly what you're saying. A place like T State Hospital doesn't pay much, but it does give a ton of benefits. .but it's hard to be a saint. My head was twitching and jerking (for example.. this is ONE of the more noticeable ones I was having) and not a one of them did a thing. Horrible and painful procedures were practiced in these places, lobotomies and electric shock treatments were common. I've one last grandparent, and she's in a nursing home right now, she "might" get to return to her home. Give someone a bit of power and they instantly abuse everyone they can. It seems as though not a month goes by when the local evening news reports on wrong doing by one law enforcement entity or another. It is quite unfortunate that this ordeal happened, but i do not personally believe that Jason was MURDERED. If I've been doing what I think is right, I could not possibly care less what anyone else has to say about anything that I do. . Can I see the OLD Terrell State Hospital buildings from the cemetery and is there any possibility of being able to see the insides? Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 19, 2012: You hand in there, Ms. Thanks again. Maybe I'll get around to researching it a bit and writing a hub JUST about the history of the place, etc. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. . Those places were all very inexpensive...I never had the funds to go to one of those really upscale rehabs, one can spend an entire fortune on a drug rehab. Some things are better kept to yourself! _____ The Patients Contented and Hap-py Under Their Unfortu-nate Condition--A Farm Suggested. It was named as America’s most haunted hotel in 2000 and was apparently the inspiration for Robert Bloch’s Bates Motel and played a role in Stephen King’s creation of the Overlook Hotel in his book The Shining. NEVER got told what to expect. How did mental illness become punishable by death in this country? 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. .and he also was saving the county some cash. While there are new buildings in place of the original structures, the hospital is not associated with the nearby, often-photographed ruins that have lit up the Internet in recent years. Many come here hoping to avoid a prison sentence acting as if they do have a mental illness when they dont. Will be stopping by again, I'm sure. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10000259067... YOU ARE OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Jason was a rare talent, and one that I will never be able to claim to share. I personally had a "friend" who passed some time ago due to similar consequence. There was the children, the elderly and then the wing I went to last. 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. . Sounds like a story to me. What happened though, is this: when Gary Don found himself in the Kaufman County slammer the house doc, who also happens to be the mayor of Kaufman, Dr. Fortner, changed his meds-he didn't seem to see the point in Gary Don having a clean bill of health and a positive attitude. You drew attention to some very sad and wrong things that happened , and as the discussion continued over time, it wasn't a totally bad place; there were some good people there. Further reading. Unknownfemale!!!!!!!!! . Rad Geek Peoples Daily 2008-05-05 Texas psychoprisons, The Texas Department of State Health Services - Terrell State Hospital. I have a friend at Terrell mental Hospital, and he is not "Mentally sick" don't know why Parkland hospital took him there, but now they wont let him out but with a lawyer. 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. Yes cemetary is still here and people can visit. I can't sleep for more than a couple of hours at a time without some psych meds, and without sleep I wind up getting really shitty with the attitude, and feel awful. Report of the Special Committee of the Senate Appointed to Investigate the Management of the State Institutions at Cranston, Rhode Island. . There's going to be lots of that large facility that are public, but of course, lots of it is NOT public. . Rad Geek Peoples Daily 2008-05-05 Texas psychoprisons. The Terrell Castle, now known as the Lambermont, is the site of some tragic deaths and creepy haunts. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on May 28, 2012: I had an interview to work there once - but I got hired for another job before then. A doctor in North Carolina had prescribed Gary Don a new blend of insulin not usually prescribed, and it made him feel better than he ever had with the usual stuff. This is the Terrell State Hospital company profile. . Gary Don's family and me go way back, so I consider the medical affront that he encountered particularly offensive. As a nurse I have worked with 'colleagues' that I wondered why they had gone into the profession since they didn't give two shits about the patienst or anyone else. Here's the paranormal part: Former employees of the Terrell State Hospital have reported slamming doors, disembodied voices, and even phantom music, along with that creepy "being watched, hair on end" sensation in certain areas. A few people I came in contact with there were very combative and I was attacked several times, and then there were others who seemed to be so far away. We heard later that other people including families had made offical complaints but were always told 'it's being investigated', they found out later that one of the owners had high connections to the local government office. Then I was transferred to maximun security where it still took 4 days to give the the medications that they decided that I needed, despite what I was prescribed at MHMR. The scary parade blasted through Terrell. I sort of refuse to sugar coat things. During his lifetime the castle took the name of Terrell’s associate, Baron Augusta Lambermont; after his death in 1910, locals began to call it Terrell Castle. I also worked at TSH in the late 70's and not once did I ever witness the abuse i'm reading here... Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on September 13, 2016: Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on January 04, 2016: Hi John. Visiting Hours. You are YOU and the ONLY you there is. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two-time convicted murderer Terrell Muhammad (DOB: 12/8/63), with a last known address of 160 Kenyon Avenue, Pawtucket, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Magistrate William J. McAtee for the July 2010 incident where Muhammad led Cranston Police on a pursuit after fleeing during a traffic stop. In fact when I spoke to them, they did not acknowledge me in the smallest way. I was referring however to the OLD OLD Original Terrell State Hospital. Blessings to you. How many girls fight over you at the same time?? Terrell State Hospital is a public psychiatric hospital located in Terrell, Texas, United States, established in 1885. What weird fancies does that call up. Until the middle of the century, "asylums" were places that had housed the poor, the unemployed, and the poor insane. . He is schizophrenic and they gave him medicine that temporarily made him better until he abused it once released. Thanks for talking to me. I found this article as I was surfing pics of the OLD Terrell State Hospital. Despite my awful childhood and her terroristic tactics throughout my life, I am a successful writer and retired nurse. The fiery blast of Voodoo Bayou was unable to scare away the leprechaun. pinterest-pin-it. Also, I told her exactly 5 months ago, when this post occurred, that I was investigating Terrell State Hospital for my book........coincidence? Someone got killed by someone, in this case, driving a needle. Willie, your comment is both awesome and horrific. Eh, it comes out here and there; I've got lots of stories about the place; but I'm not sure it would make for one big story, all I remember are bits and pieces; and a fella by the name of Chris something, . Yes that's me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The hospital in fact has improved over the last several years. Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on February 06, 2011: What an absolute horror story abut that poor soul! . The CIA has sold cocaine in Los Angeles, and locked people up for buying what they were selling....all the while the media plays the whole thing up to sell or imply a "crisis" in the minds of the populace...which allows for nary a whimper when some lawmaker who got elected due to corporate campaign donations....gets a "get tough on crime" bill in the house or senate. Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on February 05, 2011: Doesn't mean you are a saint my dear...just being a person feeling from your heart..I have a story you wouldn't believe of a G-Ma Life can suck and it can be good...it is very involved...:O) Hugs G-Ma. I weep at the inhumane business of people shuffling. . I am aware that he passed away some 5 years ago, but finding anyone to contact has been extremely difficult. Went to school with Jason and he was an overall great guy. If you have any additional info, you can contact me at jefftitus@hotmail.com . Visits with patients in the Child and Adolescent Unit are typically on the weekend and arranged with the treatment team. It will take me some time to get to read more of your hubs, but I intend to. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on July 09, 2011: Hi Sherry Holmes. Suicide is most often a terribly selfish thing - but I'm not philosophically able to make a "firm comment" about it, as we all, indeed, have the right to do with ourselves as we please. I cannot imagine the power a mental institution has over an individual and the thought sends shivers down my spine. 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. .not very flattering for me, to say the least; maybe someday I'll think of a way to present it. I have a dual diagnosis. 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. Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 25, 2018: I'm also a person from Kaufman, and I live there again these days. I found that Green Oaks does not conduct an ethical and competent diagnosis of people forced in its facility. Twelve step programs do often....teach some things as "absolute truth" that I, personally, do not see that way. And this was $7,000 a day they were making off of my insurance.. and this was in 1994... WHY do they not care to watch very closely the employees that they get and the lack of caring that goes on?? Was looking into Terrell...I greatly appreciate the info & insight. 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. I have never seen anything as cheap and pathetic as Kaufman County Sherrifs Jail.... Something has to be done about this....this story is the discriminating story i have ever heard... Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 22, 2011: I don't know. :). I recall seeing a doctor the day following the evening I wound up there...and after about fifteen minutes he wrote "short stay" on his documents so he'd remember that I needed out of there in three weeks. Today, it’s known simply as The Haunted Magnolia Hotel, and visitors come from all across the state in order to experience a bit of paranormal activity. I've seen it too many times to count. The Biltmore Hotel in Providence is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in Rhode Island. I love that you like my name!!!!!! I'm a singer, picker n songwriter. ;). I surely appreciate your compliments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can and mostly do, do the most damage during someones stay if interacted with mostly. 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