No, the troubled teen industry is NOT a disaster

Except for teens. From Sebastian Murdoch at Huffington Post:

The troubled-teen industry disaster has been a for decades. And it’s still not fixed

Graeber hated Island View. Staff and other kids yelled at her for sins as small as making eye contact with other students. They gave her medication that made her gain weight and feel like a zombie. More.

Reality check: Such industries largely exist to provide incomes for “helping professionals” and supplier businesses, so any serious evaluation of the harm they do is unlikely in the current environment.

See also: Healthy skepticism? About transgender teens?