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Suicide At Unity Shows Mental Health Center Has Long Way To Go

Two months after state investigators warned officials at Portland's only psychiatric ER they could lose federal certification, a woman who was known to be suicidal killed herself.

Hazardous conditions, inadequate patient oversight and negligence at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health enabled the suicide of at least one patient, an inspection report found.

Violence at Unity Center for Behavioral Health Draws Financial Questions

Critics say financial incentives influenced the center’s decision to use a "living room style" of intake area which critics say invites attacks.

Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.

But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Care Turns Patients Away

Only walk-ins are accepted while the Oregon Health Authority investigates the center, which has been plagued with problems since opening a year and a half ago.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Portland's relatively new emergency center for psychiatric patients, is turning away patients.

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