#Human Rights
Carraig Mor Treatment Centre

John Hunt is a trauma survivor with a diagnosis of 'paranoid schizophrenia'. He has spent over four years locked up in Carraig Mor psychiatric treatment centre in Cork city, Ireland.

He has been over-medicated on an array of psychotropic medications with dangerous adverse effects. He has had tardive dyskinesia, akathasia and has developed incontinence. His physical/ mental/ emotional/ spiritual health has been severely neglected and has deteriorated since being in Carraig Mor.

He has had no access to a rehabilitation team or psychotherapist and no day release in two years. There are no plans to rehabilitate John and return him to the community where he belongs. He is merely maintained and contained. John and his family have no voice in relation to his future. We are afraid that John's physical health is being damaged considerably. We cannot stand by and watch this happen any longer.

We, the undersigned, call on Carraig Mor to construct a multi-disciplinary care plan with John's family and local services that leads to the reduction of John's medication and on the success of this, to his release from Carraig Mor to a less secure facility (to work towards his rehabilitation) and ultimately to be united with his family.

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The Free John petition to Carraig Mor Treatment Centre was written by Grainne Humphrys and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.