Amish Woman Mistakenly Committed to Mental Hospital
July 6, 2015
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - It took three days, but Elma Byler, 66, was finally released from the Lancaster County Mental Health Facility after being mistakenly committed a few days earlier. Byler spent the last month telling her friends and family that she was “retahren.” When she revealed this news to her physician, Dr. Mark Barenger, during a routine check-up, he immediately contacted the LCMHF.
“She told me she was…in poor mental health,” said Barenger. “Just outright told me.”
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