Affirmation Center
One Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045

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2550 Main Steet
Hartford, CT 06120

Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781

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Wed, Jan 3rd 2007

Do you know where I can get information on which State Mental Health Hospitals provide the best level of mental health care for chronic mental health patients? Both me and my advocate friends are wondering and seriously considering relocating to those locations with our mentally ill loved ones. Currently, I live in Kent, WA which is near Seattle Washington. My son is bi-polar/schitzophrenic and diabetic (induced by mediations) and is at his second stay of Western State Psychiatric Hospital. I advocate for the best care possible for him and am fighting a perpetual uphill battle of low quality medical care/his non-compliance/short \"windows of opportunity\" when he is cooperative and cognizant which we jump on for any type of medical care from dental/general medical/psychiatric care. It is a horrendous job and very few rewards except that he is still breathing and I am so very grateful for any tiny step of progress. Please send any information you can get. Your efforts are greatly appreciated since this is such an overwhelming challenge. Believe me, we appreciate any tid-bit of information you can provide. Thank you for caring, Dr. Schwartz.

Thank you so very much!

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Affirmation Center
One Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045
Mon & Tu: 8:30 - 7:00
Wed, Th, Fri, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30

Cole Center
2550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781
Mon, Tu, & Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed & Thu: 8:30 - 7:00

Our offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.

 

CRISIS HOTLINE:

Children (under 18),
please call 211.

Adults, please call our mobile
crisis unit at 860-297-0999

For an immediate crisis call 911.


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