I know for a fact that the state of Arizona patently discriminates against American Indians and other minorities in terms of access to mental health care because I was recently discharged- after 13 long months of treatment for depression- from the Arizona State Hospital, which is the state's only long term public mental hospital, and in direct contradiction to statistics in the prisons, etc., WHITES OUTNUMBER ALL OTHER CULTURES BY 8 TO ONE. This reality stood out to me like a sore tooth as soon as I was admitted there, and my inquiries to staff about it were affirmed as that being the way it has always been. I strongly encourage anybody to investigate my allegation to this effect, and while you are at it, feel free to investigate the overall conditions there, because it is a bastion for patient abuse and substandard mental health care and medical practice. I attest to this from the bottom of my heart.
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 02:16