A lovely informational brochure about the history of the Retreat Farm.
Abuses committed by the Brattleboro Retreat
In March of 2018, an elder who took blood pressure medication was repeatedly placed in restraints, locked in a seclusion room, and forcibly drugged with major tranquilizers and sedatives by mental health workers at the Brattleboro Retreat. After being held in a seclusion room for at least 23 hours, the patient had a cardiac emergency due to an interaction between major tranquilizers and blood pressure meds. After returning to the Retreat from the emergency department of a neighboring hospital, the patient was again forcibly drugged and put in seclusion and restraint.