Janet Johnson on 12/18/2010
i live in Peterborough, i underwent an unjust system… innocent until proven guilty???
i need help to write a letter of complaint against the system.
i was a computer technician until released from hospital i got laid off last year. hopefully retraining in Network specialist.
i fully co-operated with the police and released my son to them to give to his father with court ordered supervision, while i went for an assessment from Scarborough Grace Hospital. Problem, i was being intimidated by people i did not know for a month and a half. i took some pictures of the vehicals, but was affraid they would want them and left the memory card at home!!! the police looked at my camera memory and found no pictures!!! . i made a mistake in judgement and took my son early from daycare, left the peterborough area as the police seemed unsimpathetic to my situation. i did not know where the police stations were in Toronto, i tried Younge St but did not find, then i remember working in the college park area and the head office was there. i got a parking ticket downtown in front of the stn and they too said no your fine. i had cars following me up younge St i went up to Aurora, OPP and left a CD of the photos at the station as the night guy did not seem inclined to open the locked door.
the police officer who came had another car that he went to talk to in the parking lot befor he came to deal with my son and i, at midnight(i had stopped driving at 9pm, i was tired and did not want to harm myself or my son -i stopped off the 401 at a 24hr grocery and had the clerk call for police to help me) we had a 4hr wait for police and he went to talk to a lady in a sporty black small car near the exit.
the officer called my ex while i was in the parking lot. i heard my ex say “ah officer give me a break” he did not want to call his sister for the court ordered supervisor. and the officer said “i already did”
the Scarborough Grace Hospital admitting had a girl who looked like a girl i saw being admitted to Peterborough emerge the day befor and with police and apparently talking to people you can’t see. after a rough overnight stay in an issolated room with a guard outside and on a very uncomfortable vinyl two seater couch with metal arms, the first room on the left. They attempted to drug me with the water they supplied, it made me feel ever more scared so i only drank a little as needed. i was parched. they sugggested a brain scan to rule out a problem there, it was painful, it actually gave me a severe head pain like bruising. In the morning, i was asked if i was hearing voices, i replied no until i came here. they transfered me to a room at the back left side of the emerge that now had only two vinyl arm chairs to sit in all day, no food was offered the entire day. i was tired, scared, hungry. the acting patients, one apparently had a limb cut off on the gurney outside my room…not fun, but i made it through without complaining.!!
i did not see the release note, stating they considered me to be a harm to myself…. i was coherent, calm, co-operating. i thought i would be released immediately on explaining my situation. i thought my life was over, unreal.
the Scarborough Grace Hospital said i was from Peterborough and asked my permision to transfer me to PRHC, i said yes.
the ambulance i believe left at 5pm and did not get to Peterborough until 9pm?? the ambulance attendant allowed me to go to the washroom befor he put me onthe gurney and immediately went in after my turn, i had my monthly. we drove past a lake, in driving rain, went along a divided two lane hwy like hwy 11 and the ambulance had too much exhaust fumes and stank like an outhouse. i fell asleep to wake up as we turned onto the Parkway in Peterborough. the whole time i could hear the attendant at the top of my head flipping through my files i had with me. including the evidence i had for my son.
in peterborough i was told i would see a Doctor on Monday as it was Friday, did i need anything? yes, food pls i was given a sandwich. i was in the intensive care unit in the basement of PRHC. the food sometimes made me feel dizzy, unclear in the head, i ate sparingly. i did not accept meds to be administered to me at the beginning. when the doctor came, i was told they were observing me. i was not allowed to go out or attend activities. i was put into the less intense area. i was told by Dr Momi that i would need to take an increasing dosage in the anti psychotic drugs for 3 months until they cured me! i did not agree and asked how did i apeal this? he said the forms…something and went into the nursing station in front of me and yelled at the nurses in there how did i know thier system???? i didn’t i thought there had to be a logical way out of this caos. how did they measure this illness, a test? no there wasn’t. needless to say i was wiped out of the priviledge of the less care and was put back into the intesive care unit for my stand for apeal.
Unbelievable to lose what existed of my life in the hospital, the lawyer i had during my abuse investigations infamily court said he did not know how to work for a mental client and did not stand up for my son or myself. he, my ex’s lawyer and the child advocate co-erced me to sign away my son. based on the medical psychosis diagnosis and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs.
i was investigating abuse on my son. i have pictures even now of his bruising he would return with after visites in Toronto with his father. with this diagnosis, the Lawyers and Child advocate wrongly state that i also imagined what my son disclosed to me and the bruise pictures as part of my psychosis. my son lived with me his whole life 0-5yrs as i was divorced from his father.
What i thought as my CAS worker, said she investigated with the Toronto CAS, but this never materialized i found out too late. no history of father problem in Toronto CAS, they see no problem allowing the father custody and now unsupervised!!
i can’t beleive that a mental health issue would make me lose custody of my son. i am very angry at this false system that is existing to ruin everyday people from their life…there needs to be accountability to the life sentence these doctors see no qualm about assigning to people without recourse. n i would love to see the doctors take the same meds and be treated the same way.