Holly Hill Hospital

Name of Hospital: Holly Hill

City, State/Province, Country: Raleigh, NC, United States

Number of Stars: 1.5

Comment: The facility forced near constant group interaction on inpatients. Do not visit unless you are prepared to be held at the program for at least three days; an inpatient during my stay visited for an inquiry regarding the facility and program, but they take your car keys upon entry and the patient was held in the facility against their will.

The treatment is very lacking in personal care and almost entirely done in a group environment, and some of the exercises at the facility included worksheets that instructed patients to literally force out emotions such as sorrow or anger through force of will or, alternatively, to ignore them entirely as if they didn’t exist.

The care for transgender individuals is minimum. Medications were granted, but upon harassment the facility’s response is to move the transgender patient between wards on a near weekly basis. Gender identity was not respected during room assignments (bathrooms are shared between neighboring rooms). The facility was somewhat well kept and clean in spite of this, but the clear focus of the facility is to allow for a somewhat safe space to detox and then leave with a high turnover rate.

Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): Inpatient

Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: Transgender, bisexual

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