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Being “Disappeared” into CPEP (Part II)


My second priority was Tom:  where was he?  The Syracuse Police Department had taken him to CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) and then he had disappeared.  No one would tell his wife or siblings where he was. Now, I know … Continue reading

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SPD > CPEP > [Disappeared] (Part I)


Thomas was born the youngest of four children and he grew up nuts.  Just plain crazy.  I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissism, and maybe a few other things I don’t remember, so … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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CPEP: Syracuse’s Gitmo (Part II)


            Next, after you walk into CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) everything you have is taken away from you.  Your cell phone, telephone/address book, sweatshirt and Weekly Reader—all taken away from you and locked up.             You are now, unequivocally, in … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered Story (Part II)


Mental illness is neither glamorous nor popular, and is treated behind locked doors, so it gets ignored.  St. Joseph’s cardiac care services are ranked number one in the state; Crouse Hospital has the best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a fifteen-county area; … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered News


What is the “news”?  What should the newspaper be reporting?             The news is anything that is previously unknown.  The news should be reported based on (a) how many people it affects, and (b) whether anything can be done about it.  News … Continue reading

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Newhouse: The School, the Newspaper and the Buy-out


            Depending on who you talk to, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication ranges from being number one in the world to being one of the top three in the country.  A typical class includes students from China, … Continue reading

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