The Latest: Police investigate suicide of a patient at Stony Brook hospital

A Stonybrook man has been found dead in his mental hospital room, the Department of Public Health (DPH) said.Stuart R. Burch, 58, was found dead at Stoney Brook Hospital in North Brooklyn on Thursday.The coroner’s office said he died of asphyxiation.He had been admitted to the hospital on March 22 for a mental health evaluation.A […]

How to fix mental hospital, psychiatric hospital

In his first day at the hospital, Dr. Froedterdt tried to find out if he was a patient of the hospital.“The patient asked me, ‘I have a friend who is a patient at the mental hospital,’” he said.“I said, ‘Yes, we do.’”The friend had recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia, which affects the central nervous system.He […]