470. Island View
Island View was a so-called residential treatment center located in Syracuse, Utah.
There was a suicide at the facility back in 2004 where a 16 year old boy hanged himself.
In the media the facility several times were in the focus as a tool used during nasty divorces where one parent used the so-called therapists to pressure a child to like this parent more than the parent who didn’t have the money to buy the so-called treatment.
Former residents speak of a very structured day with various forms of punishment enforced.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Island view related articles (JULIAN’S REAL MUMMY blog)
- Teen facility targets suicide prevention (Deseret News)
- ormer Island View survivor on the run speaks out (Asylum Horrible testimony blog)
- Girl, Interrupted (SF Weekly)