Region Ten Faces 18 Violations of Human Rights Complaints
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A mental health service provider in central Virginia is under fire again after an investigation found that it violated a woman's human rights.
The Charlottesville Local Human Rights Committee found several violations against Region Ten, stemming from an October therapy session.
Myra Anderson filed a complaint against Region Ten in Albemarle County for violating her human rights, and it isn't the first time she's had a run-in with the mental health resource provider.
“It's sad because they're continuing to do the same thing over and over again,” Anderson said.
In February 2017, the Charlottesville Local Human Rights Committee found that Region Ten violated Anderson's rights of dignity, participation in decision making and consent, and services.
It totaled five violations on the local level and seven on the state level.
“It's sad because instead of me focusing on getting well, I have to spend half of my energy addressing the system because of their unprofessional, unethical behavior that has not made things better for me,” Anderson said.
This past October, Anderson says her therapist called her annoying during one of their sessions.
Anderson reported the incident to a supervisor, but her appointment was canceled and then services were suspended.
“Anytime I try to file a complaint or make them accountable for their behavior, they respond in retaliation with, ‘now your service is getting canceled, or getting suspended,’” Anderson said. “There is zero level of accountability."
After a review from the local board, Region Ten is being handed six more violations. Now there are 18 in total and they all involve Anderson.
We also reached out to Region Ten several times on Friday, April 5, to get a statement, but have not hear back.