Complaint Review: Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center Loma Linda University Medical Center Unjustly placed on a 5150 hold and was billed 12,000 for it that my parents had to pay out of pocket. Redlands California
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As of now, I don't believe in psychiatry or taking big pharma drugs to solve an issue. I'm 22 years old and am doing better in life than I ever have before, NO THANKS to psychiatry. I'm in college, about to graduate with a bachelor's degree with a 3.7 GPA and hopefully will be sent to OCS for the Marine Corps afterwards if this heinous psychiatric label/stamp doesn't prevent me from getting medically qualified. I was in Army rotc for the past year and went to basic camp in Fort Knox Kentucky for a month. Yes, they had drill sergeants who screamed at us and the usual that everybody who goes to basic training goes through and I just just a great as everyone else there. I loved it actually. In fact, I was fine before I was placed on a 5150 hold and fine after. There was no need.
I was on antidepressants because a psychiatrist diagnosed me with depression when I was 14. I was dealing with past severe abuse/trauma, drugs weren't the fuc*ing answer. They're not the solution for ANYBODY. I took them for 3 years. I became a completely different person. I was numb, had no filter when I spoke, had TONS AND TONS of sever side effects from those drugs.
When I was 17 I had a dumb, insignificant teenage high school relationship that lasted literally 2-3 weeks. This guy knew I was on antidepressants and knew that my father used to be a police officer and so he assumed that my father had guns in the house, which my father didn't. When he broke up with me he called the police because he was scared that I was going to "kill myself".
He told them that I said I was going to kill myself, I never fuc*ing said that. I didn't know he called the cops until they came to our house. I was in my fuc*ing room doing homework listening to music when my parents called me downstairs and there were 2 cops standing there. They had spoken to my parents for about 5 minutes. The cop asked to see my phone so I handed it to him. That's ALL he said to me throughout the entire thing. When he looked through my phone he went back to talk to the other officer, then he came back and said that he's placing me on a 5150 hold and put fuc*ing handcuffs on me. My parents were shocked and didn't know what to do. The officer made NO attempt whatsoever to find out ANY circumstances of the situation or even tried to question/talk to me. I was taken in and had NO RIGHTS.
From that point on, he didn't say a word to me and I didn't say a word to him. This all happened within 10-15 minutes of them arriving. He took me into Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine center where they kept me for three days, 72 hours, 5150 hold. The doctor who spoke to me, for 10 minutes each day, wrote on his documents "she wanted to kill herself" in his review about me. He never states that I SAID that because I NEVER SAID THAT. I'm pretty d**n sure he wrote that to make my 72 hour hell visit seem justified. They forced me to take medication there, prozac. I had no issues, I never wanted to kill myself, I've never been suicidal in my fuc*ing life. They did NOTHING to help or benefit me. They treated me as if I had no rights as if I were "crazy". They even wanted to keep me longer than 3 fuc*ing days but my parents had to fuc*ing FIGHT them on that to get me out. A 5150 hold is supposed to be for EVALUATION, don't get me started on psychiatry as a whole. Involuntary treatment is fuc*ed up to begin with for SO many reasons and that's why SO MANY psychologists are against it.
After I was released, another officer came to our house and apologized for the other officer. He said he was inexperienced and didn't follow protocol, so I shouldn't have been placed on a 5150 hold like that and if he would've done his job right/taken a few extra minutes to AS*ESS the situation instead of just worrying about saving his own a*s and throwing me in some hospital because he's lazy I wouldn't have been in the hospital because I didn't DESERVE to be there. I did absolutely NOTHING to fuc*ing be in there. If we're going by this logic, I could make a false statement like that about ANYBODY and they'd be placed on a 5150. Of course, being on antidepressants made him more inclined to place me on a 5150 hold so quickly but that's wrong. So wrong.
My parents were billed 12,000 for this s*it that did JACK S*IT for me except impose psychiatric stigma on me for the rest of my life when I NEVER DESERVED IT. This hospital didn't benefit me at all and I wasn't supposed to be there AND the doctor that was employed there who "evaluated" (I wouldn't call talking to me for 10 minutes for 2 days a fuc*ing proper evaluation) MADE A FALSE STATEMENT ABOUT ME.
These hospitals get their money by committing more people to 5150s and 5250s even if those people shouldn't be on 5150s or 5250s. I dealt with the trauma and abuse that I had been through WITHOUT the help of drugs or a hospital. All the hospital did was make me feel ashamed and angry about being held against my will and because I was labeled as "crazy" and now have to struggle to get into the military, which is something that I've wanted since I was in middle school. They also didn't inform me of my fuc*ing rights. I didn't even know that 5150s existed until it happened to me. I was able to petition my stay there but nobody told me that and they were supposed to. Clearly, they don't inform paitents of their rights so that the hospital can get the maximum amount of profit by keeping patients there. The longer patients stay in that hellhole the more the hospital gets paid. That's why they wanted to keep me for longer than 3 days. It's all fuc*ing bulls*it.
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