Clients ‘blackmailed’ by Behavioral Health staff |

Clients ‘blackmailed’ by Behavioral Health staff

I have a need to share with you an important issue they have overlooked in such incidents that arose due to [accused killer Scott] Thorpe.

The issue is that I have learned from some clients, and have learned from the staff at Behavioral Health, that they “blackmail” the clients to come to appointments if they miss their appointments. They tell the clients, “If you miss your appointment, you cannot get your medication until you come to your next appointment.” I believe that that is what happened to Thorpe. He felt blackmailed, combined by not being allowed to get medication until his next appointment; there was nothing to control him (without medication); he went off.

This behavior by the staff has been going on for years. And they refuse to see it. I’ve already told them about it. Yet in today’s paper, the article about mental health, they said nothing about it, and say they don’t know what to do. What they need to do is “stop blackmailing the clients.”

Robin McBlair

Grass Valley

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