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Oregon state hospital, Salem

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3.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • `One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' was filmed here. Interesting to see history of treatment of the mentally ill. Helpful staff. Only $4 to get in. Nice if it you need something to do indoors. 
  • this is a refurbished building from the past and one you will remember. the cupola and brick make for a real photo shoot. 
  • Although we've heard some stories about abuses in the past through movies and books, etc regarding people being put into institutions and being kept there without being helped, or maybe even against t...  read more »
  • Lacking leadership and accountability Overuse of seclusion and restraint causing harm to the vulnerable Segregation and isolation from the real world is not the solutions to life's problems. Waste of mental health funds that could be used to actually help the patient Patients come out worse from the trauma. I have never witnessed a higher level of government corruption and damaging control as this place. Ruined our life from the damage done here
  • I was a maintenance employee at the Oregon State Hospital from 2001 to 2007. This was probably the best place I have worked in my career. My coworkers were my best friends. The supervisors were very supportive. I was impressed with the compassion and professionalism with which the clients were treated. If you have a chance to work for the hospital, take it. You will not regret it.
  • It a great place to start a new life, I have 357 days sober, working full time doing Security, Trying to come to work with you guys as Peer Support, MHT1 or LPN, the staff always kept us safe. And I got to meet some great people, attend Native Services, where things finally linked me up with Creator as well as DDA and AA. Last year I was off my rocker, doing stupid stuff nonstop smokin, drinking and gambling, so greatful for everyone in Crossroads. As well as all Staff in Flowers 2 and CrossRoads Mall, Bree and Jerry Brooks in anchor 1.
  • This place is a purgatorial nightmare. The psychiatrists here need to be kept in line with a personal attorney; they are uncaring, abuse your rights, and overperscribe medications. Social work quality varies, I had a passionate and kind social worker but she also thought she was a doctor and psychopathologized her clients and her clients moods. Unfortunately behavior as a patient has to imitate perfect compliance and docility in order for you to be considered ready to face discharge. That or you have to be a non-entity with no will or desires to eventually be discharged. This place is not about healing people. My experience was further traumatization by the overperscription and pushing of drugs as a fixer for when a patient was having problems with their location-- in a psychiatric hospital, or for when a patient was vocally claiming not to have their needs met. Patients are generally ignored, and if you're too vocal staff will make up things about you and try to "push" to have you on more medication-- the fixer of all problems and general unhappiness. Fortunately on my unit there were a few advocates and good people working, the nurse manager being one. I can't say being here at this hospital helped me with my psychiatric problems, they are still more serious than ever only now I'm also a drug dependent person, who is forging pathways deeper into addictive hobbies, life cycles and emptiness. You will not be "placed" at this hospital in another facility unless you are taking your medication, which is a violation of rights and probably illegal as well. My social worker would not place me at another facility if I refused to take the level of heart-damaging (physical) and soul crushing medications (anti-psychotics, very dangerous) I was prescribed. The only reason this place has good ratings is because the people that work here rate it. Also I'm sure if you can afford to not be sadistically abused the care is better.
  • Great Sent me there last year and the Asylum was awesome
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