What's Timberlawn Really Like? Share Your Experience at This Dallas Psychiatric Hospital

A Dallas psychiatric hospital is under renewed scrutiny after a 13-year-old girl reported this month that she was raped there by a fellow patient. It's the latest crisis at Timberlawn, the east Dallas hospital where patients come to stay because of conditions ranging from depression to psychosis. In 2014, a suicidal patient hanged herself with a torn bedsheet. In 2015, inspectors cited the hospital after a sexual encounter between patients. That same year, inspectors found, a 10-year-old patient was assaulted by two teenage patients.Timberlawn was recently on the verge of closure, but it made changes and the government allowed it to stay open. Have you been a patient at Timberlawn? Have you worked there or visited for another reason? We would like to hear from you as part of our ongoing coverage. Please tell us about your experience by filling out the form below or emailing us at investigations@dallasnews.com.   Continue reading...

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