Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Missouri DMH is inducted in Deaf Hall of Shame!

Since the Deaf Community filed lawsuit against Missouri Department of Mental Health some months ago, DMH has turned deafer, dumber and stupider than before! They have done NOTHING to this date. Here is an incident that makes them open for more lawsuits.

During a recent e-mail discussion, I got this reply from DMH Office -

"I am unavailable to reply to emails at this time. The Office of Deaf and
MutilCultural Mental Health Services do not provide individual assistance to
access to mental health services.

If there is a life threatening emergency, call 911.

"If you are seeking mental health services, please consult the following links
for help with locating and contacting providers of DMH psychiatric or substance
abuse treatment or services for people with developmental disabilities:

For mental health or psychiatric crisis or to request services, individuals
can use TTY, video relay or voice to call the ACI CRISIS LINE for your local
area: http://dmh.mo.gov/cps/ACImap.htm

For individuals who require treatment for alcohol or drug use, you can
review a directory of providers with contact information
at http://dmh.mo.gov/ada/TreatmentPreventionProviderDirectory5-10.pdf

For persons with a developmental disability. please contact the appropriate
DD Regional Office as identified on the map at http://dmh.mo.gov/mrdd/"

I checked out all links they provided.

230 offices around Missouri for hearing people! Wowee! That's a lot!

no tty or vp listings at all

all are fax and voice numbers -

It shows how callous they are towards the Deaf Community.

Now it is time to induct Missouri Department of Mental Health into the Deaf
Hall of Shame!

Shame on DMH!