The National Mental Health Commission calls for all mental health services to increase their effort towards eliminating the use of seclusion and restraint.
Seclusion and Restraint
State officials cited the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex in August for excessive use of physical restraints on children and adolescents in acute care and ordered immediate action to reduce that practice. Read more…
Face-down physical restraint is still being used in mental health wards in England, despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop.
Communities struggle with the cultural and financial challenges of mental illness, and in under-resourced private clinics, patients are routinely chained.
We are pleased to share with you our new report and video series highlighting our Creating a Culture of Care statewide initiative. This initiative was designed to help licensed residential treatment centers (RTCs) in Texas reduce the use of seclusion and restraint while creating stronger programs for youth and staff. Special thanks to the Hogg Read more
Mental health experts are calling for greater monitoring of the use of restraints, both physical and chemical, in mental healthcare.
Some residential programs for kids have settled on better ways to handle children. But the best practices are almost entirely self-imposed.
Federal regulators said conditions at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital were so dangerous for patients that they threatened to cut millions of dollars in funding three times this year.
Every society struggles to care for people with mental illness. In parts of West Africa, where psychiatry is virtually unknown, the chain is often a last resort for desperate families who cannot control a loved one in the grip of psychosis.
Fairfax County’s head prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not pursue charges in the controversial death of a mentally ill woman who died after being restrained and Tasered at the Fairfax County jail in February.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is ending certain restraints used with boys and girls at the state’s juvenile detention facilities, the child welfare agency announced Monday.
The family of a jail inmate who died last year after sheriff’s deputies restrained him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Harris County and the employees involved.
A New Braunfels father said he has been flooded with hundreds of sympathetic emails after he created a website showing his 9-year-old son confined to a cold, empty room at school last week as punishment.
New York State Project Shows Progress in Reducing Use of Seclusion, Restraint for Children With Mental Illness
Three New York State mental health treatment facilities participating in a project to decrease the use of seclusion and restraint for children with severe emotional disorders demonstrated significant decreases in restraint and seclusion episodes per 1,000 client-days, according to a report published online Friday in Psychiatric Services in Advance.
A bill that would limit Washington public schools restraining or isolating students is working its way through the state legislature, making it at least the fourth state to move to limit restraints in recent months.
A woman died in Cleveland police custody nearly two months ago because she was physically restrained in a prone position, a coroner said. Her heart condition and bipolar disorder were also factors.
All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.
On July 2, the Texas Department of State Health Services adopted regulations on the effective use of restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities.