Name of Facility: Northwell Syosset
Location of Facility (City, State/Province, Country): Syosset, New York, USA
Number of Stars: 2
Description of Experience: I was twice denied a Koran & access to Imam priest. Misdiagnosed as bipolar for being bisexual from close minded family that does not accept me. Am well educated. I never tried to commit suicide. Screamed political complaints at home, annoying conservative cops who put me away for a few weeks to censor protests.
Psych ward is small 20 people & cold but clean with nice aides. No fresh air, dangerous electro-shock, padded quiet room, indoor bicycle, 2 TV in common room with Xbox & DVD player, old books, art room with 2 computers (if you attend group), good food including snack at night.
Besides discrimination & greed, I am concerned that during 2 of my imprisonments they had a possible undercover Muslim guy who was from another city, admitted having a gun which I never. Said he used PCP & tried to get me to do illegal deals. Sounds like entrapment in what should be a medical place.
Wish the hospital would hire a full time talk therapist & spend more than a few minutes with each patient.
Other people complained about Tardive Dyskenesia & diabetes from being over-medicated. I gained 100 pounds from side effects.
Type of Program (inpatient, outpatient, residential, etc.): Inpatient
Anything that might have impacted your stay? i.e. being LGBTQ+: Bisexual, Muslim, High Functioning Autism
Year(s) Your Experience(s) Occurred (i.e. 2015): 2005, 2016