Kids As 'Cash Cows': Abuses At U.K. Mental Health Centers, Including Acadia's

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About: Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC)
by: Penn Little
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Summary

The UK's House of Commons held hearings Wednesday on the deplorable treatment and involuntary commitment of children with mental health disorders -- some at facilities operated by Acadia Healthcare.

Families gave shocking testimony about children being locked away, isolated and fed through holes -- stunning lawmakers and stirring calls for immediate reform.

Acadia reported $756 million in 2018 Q1-Q3 revenue from its UK facilities (which are government-funded) -- a massive portion of their outward financial health that could soon be threatened.

LONDON -- And you thought the only news out of Parliament on Wednesday was about Brexit.

Matthew Garrett, 18 (above)'s mother attended the hearing. Source: The Daily Mail.

In a stunning hearing here that left