We’re Here to Help!

An investigative reporter for a national news network would like to speak to anyone who works or previously worked for UBH Denton, Mayhill Hospital, or Universal Health Services.  Of course, anyone with experience as a patient would also be of interest to him.

You are NOT required to go through with an interview.  The reporter will informally discuss with you what happened, what you know, etc.  If he determines that you could contribute to the story in a meaningful way the two of you will work out the interview details.  This reporter is willing to mask your identity, if necessary, for your protection.

If you are interested in talking with him, send your name and contact information to us at info@ubhdentonsucks.com    We will forward your information on to him.

Meanwhile, check out these resources, and, please give some props to our friend Byron Harris at WFAA for pursuing this story:

Comments
  1. Kathy Jeffcoat says:

    My grandson is in there now I think he should not be there. He was just doing what they told him to do in their so called IOP and they more or less forced me into putting him back into hospital for a couple of days to readjust his meds. That was Monday and this is Thursday still there and we have voiced our thoughts to everyone there we see or can get to talk to us. I was told that if I take him out without Dr. approval that insurance would not pay. After reading this I don’t care he is getting out today.

  2. Peggy Weathers says:

    Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville Tennessee needs to be added to the worst, and more local hospiitals in Tennessee. The medical board that covers for these also those in power governors and political people cover for their doctors that refuse after getting money from ins. especially the elderly that will not tell patients about their surgeries that they were butchered by docs and nurses so greedy, so many attorneys will not expose these in medical and those used for medical research by states.
    almost a year no 6 weeks examination after surgery, and self examInation shows I was lied to by docs and nurses. SOME SHOULD HAVE NAME SLAUGHTER HOUSE FOR THE POOR, AND WE ARE GOD TO SAY WHO DIES AND WHO DOES NOT.

    We had men that fought and gave their life in war fighting evil , that did these things using humans as animals for medicaL RESEARCH AND MURDERED MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE, THE SAME GOING ON IN AMERICA TODAY THE MEDIA, AND THOSE SO EVIL WILL NOT TELL.

    UNGODLY PEOPLE THAT SEE THEIR SELF SO POWERFUL TO MURDER INNOCENT PEOPLE MORE PEOPLE DYING FROM MEDICAL RESEARCH THAN IN 911.

  3. OvercomeingHell says:

    To all the Mayhill UBH victims and their family,

    Dawn Smith, Brenda, Micah, Julia and all the wonderful people who have helped me make it through the hardest year of my life….This is for you

    I will never forget the day I checked in to Mayhill or the horrible event that followed my 31st birthday. This year has been so hard. It’s brought so many hard minutes, hours, and days. I never thought I would get through. I still don’t know how I made it through Feb, But to James Brookes I forgive you I know you were sick, we all were to have been in a place like that. I will never forget what you did to me but I forgive you. I have to; I have to go on the more I let this get me down. The more Mayhill wins. I can’t NO I won’t let them take any more from my life…..You broke me once you took my world away from me, and I have fought to find the strength to go on. And I have I’m in a good place with amazing people around me. I won’t let you break me again ever…As I write this I’m fighting cancer, I’m engaged to a man who has to be a saint sent from god.. I want my life back I will Have my life back, the life you tried to take from me…I will go on I will overcome this I will not let you take any more of me away…I’m better then you I’m stronger then you I will learn from what happen and go on to help other woman who have been hurt like I was I will overcome you Mayhill. I will Marry the man I love next Year.. I will laugh again, I will joke again, I will LIVE AGAIN……..See you didn’t win Mayhill You lost. This might have broken me for a bit but I’m stronger now, the struggles have made me stronger. And the changes made me wise. I have grown into a person I am proud of I won’t lose myself again. So to you Mayhill I say thank you for this ride this roller-coaster I have been on. But its time for me to get off. I have a life in front of me a wonderful life with amazing people and A man I can’t wait to marry and grow old with. I will not shed one more tear over you. I will live my life to its fullest; I will live each day as it could be my last. I will love, I will Live and I will laugh…………And to the other victims and family’s don’t let them win fight for your loved ones..Live~Laugh~love

    I Will Overcome

    It feels like the walls are closing in on me
    I’m suffocating, I can barely breath
    And you’ve got me right where you want me
    This is the side of me you have never seen
    I’m not the person that I used to be
    And you’ve got me right where you want me
    You always know, how to bring me down
    Let’s just face it now, I’m never changing
    You took my world, my everything
    you’re going to be the death of me
    So let me go, just let me be
    I hate the way you’re killing me
    (killing me)
    You’re like an angel but with broken wings
    A heart so cold can never show mercy
    And you’ve got me right where you want me
    You took my world, my everything
    you’re going to be the death of me
    So let me go, just let me be
    I hate the way you’re killing me
    (killing me)
    I know I’m a bitch, I’m not a coward
    Why can’t you see what you did to me?
    I’m falling faster, more every hour
    Why can’t you see what you’re doing’ to me?
    Open your eyes, open your eyes
    This is killing me
    You wrecked my world, my everything
    you’re trying to be the death of me
    So let me go, just let me be, I Hate the way you’re trying killing me!!!

    I Wrote this last March…….. To all the UBH Mayhill victims it’s for you…

  4. HStabl says:

    My son is there now and I have told them since last week that I want him out. We voluntarily admitted him and there is no court order for him to be there or against us as parents. They would not let us pick up our own minor son and take him to church? They said they were afraid he was a safety threat to himself. I can assure you there is no one in that building that has more concern for my sons safety than we, his parents have. And I feel much safer watching over him myself. I contacted local police to see what my rights as a parent are because I was threatened also with the 20 hour hold and court. But I really don’t care if we end up there, because my son has no prior problems or records , he is only 16 and we( parents) have nothing more than a speeding ticket . They have treated us like criminals when we were just trying to get help for our son. I spoke to the DR. today after I was told that she didn’t feel comfortable releasing him . They then called back and said we could pick him up tomorrow at 1:00. Then called back and said there had been different answers from the higher ups, and we needed to come to a family meeting first at 1:30. I told them I would be there at 1:30 for the meeting but they needed to have my sons bags packed because I would be leaving with him tomorrow. I talked to local police to make sure if they were contacted I was not going to be breaking any laws leaving with my child and they said NO, that UBH tight call them out there but since there was no court involvement and I’m his mother I could leave with him. So I’m praying all goes smoothly tomorrow and it doesn’t get to that point but my patience has been worn very thin with these people.

    • joann says:

      My Grandson is currently in UBH..he went on his own after a visit to the ER with stomach problems and some anxiety problems. He went in on Thursday morning, on Saturday morning he told them he was ready to leave that he didn’t feel like they were actually helping him, he requested to see a medical doctor regarding the issues with his stomach, they of course said their medical doctor checked him out an his stomach problems are being caused by his anxiety and depression. He is ready to leave but they are refusing to release him. since is 19 and of legal age who do I speak to on his behalf..help..I don’t know where to start but I know that he wold be better off at home with family then in UBH.

      • Holly says:

        Joann, call me if you want at 903-920-4889. We signed AMA papers yesterday to remove our son and they told us they would take us to court. we go tomorrow . I gave them directions to stop a med and they have continued to give him the medication after 3 phone calls Sat about it. I found out yesterday they were still giving him all the meds. My son is a minor so I had to sign the AMA and hopefully I will get to bring him home after court tomorrow. Your grandson is a adult and he will have to sign a AMA himself. I have some great contacts that I can put you in touch with regarding helping you with how the system works, if you want to give me a call. I personally would tell him to sign a AMA ASAP and warn him that they may try to bully him and make threats but to hold his ground.

  5. sandra chaffin says:

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUhanks to all the brave people who are speaking out against UBH and their sister hospitals. I want to write u something I read this am. I love silence except when it is used to stand by and let injustice and evil take place. I love silence except when it shuts down voices that need to be heard. I love silence except when it becomes an escape route that lets others suffer. But when we refuse to speak out for the injustices that have been done to us,refuse to speak out to save our on skins we all become complicit players in the dark; slimy; ensnaring tenacles of darkness and destruction.We become those who choose lies over light and creation and truth and in some cases justice.

  6. Mom says:

    Our daughter was admitted there last year for ’3 – 5 days’. Once they found out our insurance paid for 10 days, she stayed 10 days. They did the ‘we will take you to court if you try and leave routine’ with her too. The doctor – if you could call her that – kept telling my daughter she would get out in a day or so. The doctor would come in – ask 5 questions (same ones each day) and tell my daughter what she had to have in place for her to leave, knowing the phone time was hard to come by. I got everything in place on Friday morning and called my daughter to let her know, before the doctor arrived. When my daughter told the doctor everything was in place, the doctor left after telling my daughter she would write her discharge orders for Friday afternoon. Her 10th day started on Sunday. She called us at 8:15am stating she was being discharged. I read the orders – they had been written for Sunday, but were written on Friday. They were doing nothing but keeping her as long as we had insurance. Disgraceful.

  7. SANDRA says:

    FOR ALL THE BRAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT, I AM SO VERY, VERY PROUD OF YOU. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP YOU, WANT TO EXPOSE UBH AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO OUR LOVED ONES. I APPLAUD YOU BRAVE SOULS, I PRAY FOR YOU AND I PRAY TO GOD EACH AND EVERY DAY THAT HE SEES THAT THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO SO MANY WILL COME TO LIGHT. GOD IS WORKING, HE IS DELIVERING TO US THE HELP WE NEED. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. AARON GOWER’S GRANDMOTHER, MAY MY PRECIOUS ANGEL REST PEACEFULLY IN HEAVEN.

  8. I was in UBH September 2008 and June 2013, I think they kill people there and fake suicides by paying patients and staff to look the other way. Especially in the CSU unit, under Tim’s watch. They use patients and staff to restrain other patients during the murders which take place during the night shift. I feared for my life in June, and was never allowed to see my records upon request, and when I signed my AMA to try and leave they did not follow proper protocol. I have proof of negligence and paperwork tampering. Look into previous deaths, employees, doctors, and runaways at UBH for the past five years and cross reference with recurring patient lists.

    assumed.anonymity@gmail.com

  9. Jaye says:

    I checked myself in after telling my doctor of suicidal feelings. She gave me their number and, one night during the strongest panic attack I had ever had at that point, called. They told me to come in. I was not informed verbally or in clear text of how long I would be expected to stay and I do not remember my first two days. They had given me pills, sent me in to a doctor, and when I remarked later that I had no memory of the original meeting due to whatever they gave me, the doctor – one who would continue to lie to me throughout my stay – informed me that that was neither her problem nor her concern.

    I spoke with her several times. After three days, I wanted out. They informed me that if I tried, I would be taken to court and the judge would mandate a longer stay (I was informed it would be between 15-30 days if I fought). I remained civil, though I did begin to tear up, and was informed that I was out of control. I was then forcibly injected with a sedative.

    On day four, I was informed that I could leave the very next morning. I asked my doctor (a person who, by now, I feared and was trying to be as submissive as possible) if I could be cleared out after my group therapy session at an early hour that day. I had seen others get checked out at all different manners of the day. I had already fulfilled the things expected of me (according to the nurses). She said she would speak to someone about it. And then proceeded to leave immediately.

    The ‘therapy’ sessions were hardly helpful. Group therapy with such a short time frame and ten women means no one gets to speak if one of them has her life story to tell. I was allowed to speak thrice the entire five day span, and most of that was in one sentence answers. My visits with my doctor, supposedly a resource, left me practically cowering. Five to ten minutes was the most time spent.

    At the end, I was diagnosed with major depression and suicidal ideation. What I was not diagnosed with is the now crippling fear I have of asking for help from doctors. I was not diagnosed with the massive debt, hundreds of extra dollars for days I did not ask for.

    I have been in places more frightening mentally since my stay at UBH in 2012, exacerbated by my newfound fear of doctors, therapists, anyone who could send me back or suggest I go back. It has hindered me emotionally and, considering the physical aspects of depression, physically. I now feel jaded and hopeless, more prone to suicidal thoughts than before. What was once a pity party – complete with tears and letter writing – has turned into a stoic planning process.

    I only hope that, by posting this, someone googles this hell mouth before subjecting themselves to their ‘treatment.’

    • Jaye says:

      Also, apologies for any misspellings or unintentional autocorrects (how times turned into manners is beyond me), but I am replying via phone.

  10. kbam2728 says:

    To each and everyone of you my heart goes out to you. Not only did my father put me in a psych hospital 17 years ago, and got away with it because he was the president of the hospital, I ended up getting fired from working at UBH back in 2010. I opened my mouth too much, would try to fight for people who did not need to be put in the hospital, and argued about people being put in only because their insurance was good. If you did not have insurance, they let you go or called MHMR. Another crooked business. I spent 10 years in the mental health industry, had a masters in counseling only to realize after working at cps the last time I could not work in any of those fields anymore. All of the mental health/social workers only focus on money. I had to get out. They are not there to actually help, the doctors just push toxic meds, the ceos just want a profit, the workers just need a paycheck. It is beyond sick and evil. I feel I have been lied to for almost 20 years about the mental health industry helping people. I am so sorry you have been through hell and back. Just do what you can, talk, read, research, and never stop fighting back. You are not victims, you are survivors!!!

  11. Zane tomlinson says:

    As a former patient and competent veteran I would advise anyone who ha family or friends in this facility to get them out as soon as possible. I felt threatened for my life continuously throughout to the point I escaped by breaking out. Call it paranoia if you want but the simulator test (buzz saw’s etc) was moden day torture and this organization needs to be shut down with no avail.

  12. Jason says:

    STAY AWAY, FAR AWAY, They will KEEP your child and it’s “legal”!!

    We went here and after 5 hours of trying to convince us this was the “best” thing for our son and that it would most likely be 48-72 hours of adjusting medications and observation and he would be with kids his own age I agreed and signed paperwork. All they tell you is it says you can’t sign your child out immediately, that it needs dr approval. They make it sound like it’s something that will take 15 minutes, but it is not. They would not let us see where he was staying, some crap about patients only area and you can only visit him during “visitors hours” which is like an hour a day around 6pm.

    My son was there one day, we had convinced him it would be fun, kind of like camp. We finally get our “visit” with him and he is so excited to see us. He smells horrid of urine. We ask why and he says the bathroom is locked and he has to wait for a nurse to open it each time and sometimes they take 15 minutes, so he was wetting himself over and over. A 17 year old in the guest room comes over to us and talks about how much they love our son and have taken care of him. We are happy about this, but was shocked to find out he is in an area with 5-17 year olds, this one was in for suicide attempts….

    Needless to say we are very distraught and scared, but they convinced us they would make sure he could use the bathroom and to give him one more night and see them in the morning for a review. He cried when he realized he wasn’t going home, it was awful. They let him watch Temple of Doom that night (at 5!).

    We returned the next day for our “review” to speak with his onsite counselor. While in the waiting room other patients parents (3-4 Different children’s parents) explain they have been trying to get their kids out for weeks, one was 11th week and they could not get them out. Once a dr signs a paper (and gets a judge’s signature) that states he thinks your child may harm himself or another they can keep them legally for a 30 day evaluation.

    We were prepared, we had done research, we had a paper from his pediatrician stating she wants our son removed immediately, but we don’t show it yet. We meet with counselor and she says our son is doing wonderful and improving and she thinks he only needs 2-3 more days. We are with our son during this and spending time with him (in a room off of the patient only area). When we state we want to take him home now and show the letter she immediately changes, says we must go up front and speak with the supervisor. They make me sign a piece of paper requesting his release.

    We are escorted away from our son and put in some hidden waiting room for 10 minutes. A lady comes to us, very mean from the start. Basically telling us our son threatened to hurt another child and they must keep him and when we show her the letter from our dr and our request she tells us we must leave their grounds NOW or she will call the police!.

    We tell her to call them. We are escorted to the front lobby and keep being told we have to leave the premises. The policeman gets there and he explains by law we can do nothing and that we have to leave, but we tell him what happened and that our son is only 5. Luckily this officer had a 5 year old as well and had compassion on us. He begs for them to have the dr talk to us on the phone. They finally consent. After 15 minutes of begging this dr to let me have my son and him trying to convince me they need 24 more hours (to get a judge signature so he cant leave is the real reason). He finally says we can bring our son home. It had taken us 3 hours total to convince them to let us have him with the officers help. If our son had been older, we would have had no recourse. Our son is again soaked in urine and was so scared. Even today, he is now 10, if you bring up this place he is scared.

    This was the scariest thing we have ever dealt with. Many times we felt so helpless, how can places like this exist?! This place should be shut down.. period.. We found out later they were getting $2,000/day from our insurance company and this is why they do this.

    • aimee stow says:

      Jason, was that lady who was mean to you by any chance a very large lady named Melissa Eckinstein? I am so sorry your child went through that. It is horrible that it is still open.

      • Jason says:

        I honestly don’t remember. This was 5 years ago, but I recently saw something about UBH and felt I should give my info. At that time when we did searching we really didn’t find anything.

      • aimee stow says:

        Thanks for your input. I was just wondering. I worked there 5 years ago and she was my boss. I was a mobile assessor and did not work behind the doors, but in time I noticed how bad things were getting. She was horrific and I got yelled at more than once when I tried to not put children in that hospital. Her rules were “If they have insurance get them in.” It was all about money and they would keep patients in till their insurance ran out. It is a horrid place for ANYONE to go through. Again so sorry your family went through this nightmare.

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