Remuda Ranch is a private owned asylum for people suffering from eating disorders. Sadly it seems that they use “one-strategy-fits-all” leaving some not having been met considering their needs.
Some former patietns wrote on Yelp
In August 2015, my daughter arrived at Remuda Ranch’s inpatient program after spending almost a month at Denver ACUTE. She was very motivated to continue the great work she had done at Denver. She definitely wanted help. Unfortunately, Remuda mishandled her case and lost her trust so that the whole two month experience was a disaster. I would not recommend Remuda Ranch’s inpatient program to anyone.
I came to remuda ranch wednesday November 25th, 2016. I would not recommend this place to anyone. They were understaffed for one. And also the food was TERRIBLE. When you are first entering treatment and refeeding its scary while doing that you need to eat food that at least tastes okay. The food was from a place 10 minutes away, and it was not good. Often dry and not warm. They also wouldn’t allow us to heat up our food. You only has 30 mins to finish a meals and 15 for snacks. I didn’t talk to any of the doctors until i was there for almost 2 days! I should have seen every staff member i would have been working with day one. There are only 2 therapist there and 12 girls. They need more because i was expecting to see my therapist 2-3 times a week i saw him 1 time in the 8 days i stayed. They also don’t have any “down time” we weren’t allowed in our rooms at all until night time. Which i found really frustrating i had a headache and i couldn’t even lay down. Everything they say on their website is ONLY for the php and iop programs you don’t do anything they say on that site until you get there. Also i saw the horse one time the whole time i was there because unless you are on level green you are not allowed to work with the horses at all, and that was unfair. They have MAJOR restrictions at this place when it comes to the horses. Overall i didn’t even end up staying because i felt SO neglected as a patient. Some of the other girls felt the same way as i did. I cried buckets of relief the second i left. If you are recovering from an eating disorder i strongly strongly suggest that you go else where.
This place said they treated more than just anorexia and bulimia. Lies. No matter what disorder you have, they’ll treat you like youre anorexic and need to be shoved with food constantly. I went here in March 2015 on my own free will because I was desperate for help. They were completely disorganized, didn’t give one fuck about actually helping you. It was all superficial bullshit. “You can be fat and happy” , feeding poor girls who just wanted to be their idea of perfect about 3000 calories a day. 6 meals a day. 3 of which they called “snacks” but were the size of meals. And every thursday you went out to eat (pizza, burgers, mexican, etc) and still had to eat 5 other meals, which no normal person does. They lie to your parents. Ugh, just so many things wrong with this place. I realized they werent helping me and never were going to a week in. They forced me to stay 2 whole months, when I signed up for it myself (though I was a minor, age 17, so they could keep me there legally as long as they wanted) I sort of erased my memory of the place for a long time.. but have been thinking about it recently, which is why I decided to write this jumbled mess of a review.
It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Patients and relatives testimonies (Yelp)
- What to do when no one will take her (redux) (Around the dinner Table)
Timberlawn Behavioral Health System was founded in 1917. Over the years it specialized in treatment of mental issues at children and young adults.
Complaints has been public almost since the start of the common use of the Internet. In 2017 the state suddenly became aware that there was a problem and it led to the closure of Timberlawn in 2018. It could not have been fun to be there as a patient.
- ‘Immediate jeopardy’: How safe are kids at state-monitored Timberlawn psych hospital? (The Dallas Morning News)
- Dallas Timberlawn psychiatric hospital has run out of second chances (The Dallas Morning News)
- Timberlawn Mental Health System (UHS Behind Closed Doors)
Piedmont Behavioral Health Center is a residential treatment center in Leesburg. An article states that the facility is used as a store room for teenagers in the foster care system where teenagers are moved around without a long-term plan.
November 2017 a teenager was found dead at the facility. Something indicate that it cannot be a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Outsourcing Troubled Kids (The Washington City Paper)
- Admissions at North Spring health facility halted after resident’s death (Loudoun Times-Mirror)
Edgemeade of Virginia was a treatment center which closed in 1979. There was not a lot of protect mecanism to secure the safety of the teenage patients. A girls was raped.
The center closed in 1979. The unsafe environment makes it safe to state that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
White River Academy started out as a wilderness program in Costa Rica but moved to Utah later. As a point one of employees were Randall Hinton known from the notorious Tranquility Bay. He was later sentenced in connection with another facility.
Various articles mention runaways and stabbing. It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- White River Academy in Delta, Utah is a private prison (When far from home)
- Millard teen arrested in stabbing at school (Deseret News)
- My friend has been sent off to white river academy and i’m really worried about him. (Reddit)
Stillwater Academy located in Utah were in the years 2002-2004 the center of the media interests because they held artist Alex Asch detained on the orders of his parents who didn’t understand the concept of life his choice of life as an artist included.
Forced to take medication, cut off from the surrounding world, isolated from the life back home with friend and censorship of his work were just some of the things he experienced. He was released in 2004.
It cannot be fun to be locked up as a teenager just because you do not share the same values of life as your parents.
Forest Hospital in Des Plaines is today mostly kwown for having housed artist Daphne Scholinski while they tried to treat her for a non-illness. It is not known how many teenagers who were treated without cause. However when they hospital was sold, news emerged that they have treated patients unnescesary collecting money for it. They were ordered to pay some of the money back.
It could not have been fun to be treated and even restrained for illnesses you do not suffer from.
Turn-about Ranch was founded in 1989. Today it is mostly known for having housed Jemma Lucy and Danielle Bregoli aiding them making their career as they have it today.
Sadly it is also known for the tragic death of an employee caused by the stressful environment the ranch create for the newcomers to the ranch.
Robbed of modern things like heating and decent bed combined with being confined to a stone circle all day the only question is why it took so long for a murder to occur.
It cannot be a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Turn About Ranch…the worst of it. UTAH is filled with hell for young kids like this and this is a just a short part of my whole story there. Please make it aware for any parents wanting to send their kids to these correctional facilities. (Reddit)
- Will Danielle Bregoli replace Jemma Lucy as Turn-about Ranch most successful client? (WordPress)
- Teen who said he woke up ‘heartless’ accused of murdering Utah youth rehab worker (My Daily News)
- How low can she go? Jemma Lucy flashes it all while wearing no underwear and snogging female pal (The Mirror)
This facility in Hurricane Utah is perhaps mostly known for the terrible traffic accident which claimed the lives of two residents. However the real issue is that the facility isolates the young female teenagers from their peers back home and use both restraints and isolation as punishment.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
During the last few years this residential treatment center has spiralled out of control. Residents assaulting people in town, riots and a number of runaway resulting in the local police to have responded to 827 calls.
Now the enrollment has been ordered to stop.
But the question people should ask themselves were: Is it fun to be there as a teenager?
The number of runaways and all this acting out is a clear signal that is not a fun place to be.
- After assaults, no new students at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls (Lohud)
- Residents Complain About Trouble at Local Youth Center (NBC New York)
- Student Charged in Strangling of a Schoolgirl (New York Times)