Byline: By BEATRICE COULTER and WANDA DURYEA

Our Turn: A misguided decision on forensic hospital

4/3/19

We at Advocates for Ethical Mental Health Treatment are deeply disappointed at the recent decision by the House Finance Committee (Monitor front...

A recent article by InDepthNH.org has reported that the Secure Psychiatric Unit is the subject of an “ongoing law enforcement proceeding” by the...

Beatrice Coulter and Wanda Duryea: Changing SPU culture will take time

9/15/18

The state has commenced the process of “request for information” to construct a 100-bed forensic hospital. This is a beginning for sure. There are...

There’s some good news out of the Secure Psychiatric Unit for a change. The young man who filed a writ of habeas corpus has been released from SPU....

Once again the Secure Psychiatric Unit is in the news. A writ of habeas corpus recently filed in U.S. District Court has fueled the ongoing debate....

Our Turn: State must stop conflating mental illness with criminality

5/2/17

We at Advocates for Ethical Mental Health Treatment are very pleased to see earnest discussions have commenced in the Legislature about expanding...

Our Turn: SPU is a ‘state-sanctioned psychiatric gulag’

9/25/16

Last week, the final recommendation of a legislative subcommittee was released regarding HB 1541. That proposed legislation would have prohibited...

Our Turn: Much work required to fix state’s mental health system

8/13/16

In February of this year, Beatrice Coulter wrote a “My Turn” piece about the state’s practice of placing non-adjudicated civilly committed...



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