In the United States, one in five teenagers are suffering from mental health issues. That’s about 20% of teenagers in the country, undergoing treatments and care for mental health and its related issues.
Sadly, some of these teenagers are were once child-stars whose exposure to public attention and scrutiny resulted in mental health problems.
Also, some teenagers get preyed on by what is supposed to be ‘responsible adults’ in a confined environment. For example, Paris Hilton recently alleged that she was continuously abused at a boarding school called Provo Canyon School.
‘You Can’t Silence Me’- Paris Hilton
Hilton’s allegations against Universal Health Services’ owned school has gone viral in no time and fans are showing support for her cause to regulate schools or institutions for troubled teenagers.
The 39-year-old model and actress sat in front of a legislative panel on February 8, 2021 to indulge them in making the new ‘Utah Bill’ become a reality. To further buttress her reason, she opened up about the mental and physical abuse she faced in Provo Canyon School.
“I wish I could tell you that this haunting nightmare is just a dream, but it’s not,” the singer said.
Hilton Says She Was Abused In Popular Boarding School
According to the singer, she was only 16-years-old when she came face-to-face with a disheartening experience. Two ‘transporters’ grabbed her from her home at midnight and put her in handcuffs.
They took her to the airport and brought her to Utah.
Hilton also disclosed what she went through at the boarding school, which in plain words, was the hardest thing she ever had to go through.
She was often forced to take medications that made her groggy, but the torture did not stop there for her or the other kids enrolled in the institution.
About Provo Canyon School
Also known as PCS, this school is owned by Universal Health Services and is located at Utah, United States of America. This place was founded by an administrator known as Dave Campbell in 1971. It is known as a psychiatric youth residential center for treatment.
The school enrolls both girls and boys between ages eight and seventeen, who live in different campuses. Currently, there are 97 male teenagers and 98 female teenagers enrolled in the institution.
The school has faced countless lawsuits and allegations of teen abuse since the 80s and now, actress and singer, Paris Hilton.
What PCS Had To Say About Hilton’s Accusations
After Hilton’s bold allegation came to light, the school immediately rebutted her entire statement, saying that the school is not liable for actions that took place before the new management began.
Although PCS was enacted in 1971, its owner sold the institution to UHS in 2000.
The statement from the school also mentioned that the establishment only works at providing the best care for troubled teenagers.
“We offer innovative, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, academic instruction and life-skills training tailored to the needs of each of our students…,” said the statement.