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« on: May 09, 2005, 03:14:00 PM »
Found this site while "celebrating" the 17 year anniversary of my incarceration in the "ACCEPT" unit at Fair Oaks in Summit.  I haven't been able to find anything online about it, actually, since it was shut down over a decade ago, but I am curious if anyone else here may have any links or other information.  Just wondering if anyone else still has nightmares about "Dr. Strong".....
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 06:22:00 PM »
I don't think I've heard anything about it. Was it similar to some of the programs we like to dis around here? Do tell.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 01:30:00 PM »
Ohhhh.  I remember Dr. Strong very well.   " Dr. Strong Adolescent Unit !" "Dr. Strong Adolescent Unit!"  I served a good  6 months back in '87 or so in that institution and I didn't even do drugs.    A hell of a place.  All I did was play pool, learn how to make bombs, smuggle in "banned" music, and be on room restriction nearly the entire time.  The place was shut down for bilking insurance companies.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 08:55:00 PM »
I was there in 1990...for no other reason because Dr. Rosenberg convinced my parents he could "reform" my wild ways.  Mind you...I was a pretty normal 14 year old...no eating disorder, never did drugs, didn't drink...he just knew that my parents would do whatever he told them.

Fifteen years later and I still think about it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 06:39:00 PM »
I was there in 1990 as well! From January 29 to April 11th...
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005, 12:00:00 PM »
I was twelve, turned 13 there....I'm sure I knew you and you knew me. I was there for depression, the only person on the Adolescent Unit who wasn't on medication. There was some girl named Carolyn who was schizophrenic and saw snakes...
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 12:01:00 PM »
Can you post the link?
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2005, 07:20:00 PM »
I always wondered what happened to that place..I was there from Nov94-Feb95. What a way to spend the new year. I was 17 at the time and had some pretty serious issues..But looking back on that experience now, being in Fair Oaks was the best time of my life.. :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2005, 04:50:00 PM »
hEY I WAS THERE I WAS LIKE MAYBE 10 YRS OLD IM NOW 20 MAYBE I KNEW SOME OF YOU THERE AS WELL.I WAS THERE BECAUSE I USED TO SAY I HEARD VOICES AND I USE TO SAY THAT I WANTED TO KILL MYSELF BECAUSE I COULDNT HELP MY MOTHER PAY BILLS AND I FELT BAD FOR HER. I USED TO TALK TO IMAGINARY PEOPLE AND I TOLD MY ROOMATE THERE THAT THE VOICES WERE TELLING ME TO KILL HER BECAUSE SHE WAS BAD BUT I WAS LYING THE WHOLE TIMEI DONT KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE KILLED MYSELF OR SOMEONE BUT IM GLAD I WENT TO FAIR OAKS I HAD SO MUCH FUN THERE! THANK GOD I WAS NEVER TIED UP TO THE BED OR SEDATED I WAS A GOOD GIRL JUST WANTED ATTENTION
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2005, 07:14:00 AM »
Hello former roomies!!  I was also in Unfair Oaks in 1990.  The exact dates were October 19, 1989 to February 7, 1990.  Why do we all remember our dates???  No major issues, a little depressed and I hated my parents.....typical teenage stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2005, 07:08:00 PM »
Exactly. I was there for depression and was the only person on the adolescent unit who wasn't on medication. Anyone from 1990 remember Carolyn the schizophrenic?
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2005, 11:30:00 AM »
Unfair oaks patient here to!  Jan 13, 1991, to Feb. 29, 1991... and yep, can't believe all this time later, I still remember the dates!
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2005, 12:46:00 AM »
i thought that i was the only one that thought that FOH was the most effed up place on the planet....well I guess i'm in good conpany....I'm an april 1987 graduate of the institute, and I must say....Dr. Rosenberg should have his liscence revoked. I was 12 years of age and suffered from depression ( which is still an on going battle ) but, for sure, that hospital DID NOT help.

at 30 years of age, I'm am still dealing with primary issues that should have been addressed in the hospital. An on going process, but for sure, the institute DID NOT help.

Peace.
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2005, 02:39:00 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2005, 04:55:00 PM »
The memories FOH brings back.  I remember being in "assertiveness training" and I was tapping my foot (something I do when I'm bored to this day) and because I wouldn't admit to staff that this actually meant that I was upset and bothered by something I was put in the Quiet Room...
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