For the past three years, 27-year-old Chasity Marietta has allegedly been languishing away at the hands of a state-owned mental institution in Missouri against her will while being robbed of her freedom, civil rights, and what her mother says is "her God-given destiny." Chasity says she is being held against her will and is suffering neglect. It has tested her faith in ways that most could never imagine, asking, “Why has God deserted me?” Meanwhile, health problems and behaviors that were once eradicated have returned, and Chasity is allegedly medicated so much that she is only awake for seven hours a day. Her mother and fierce advocate, Donna Marietta, has been fighting to bring her home. She longs to see her daughter healthy and flourishing, as she was before the State of Missouri seized custody of her. Almost two years ago, Health Impact News reported the story of neglect she has suffered in state care, as well as the subsequent decline of Chasity’s mental, physical, and spiritual condition since being taken. She is still not home. Donna speaks of the atrocities committed against Chasity as her condition continues to deteriorate to an unprecedented level. It is her hope that someone will do the right thing and intervene on Chasity’s behalf. She prays that help will come swiftly and turn this around before it is too late.
Medical Kidnapping in Missouri: 25 Year Old Daughter Forced onto Drugs and Committed to Mental Facility
A mother in Missouri has reached out to Health Impact News for help in getting the story of her 25 year old daughter told to the public. Donna Hitt from Columbia, Missouri tells Health Impact News that her autistic daughter, Chasity, started functioning at a high level after she weaned her off of psych drugs, and started feeding her an organic diet. Chasity had reportedly been confined to a hospital and heavily sedated, sleeping about 20 hours a day. After bringing her home, weaning her off of her drugs, and changing her diet, Donna reports that Chasity started functioning at a high level. She reportedly started contributing to household chores, attending church, and even applied for a job. However, a social worker assigned to their case suggested that Donna should seek legal guardianship of Chasity, since Chasity is an adult. Donna says she followed this advice, and after the State of Missouri allegedly conducted a mental health evaluation of Chasity, they took over her custody against her will, and the will of her daughter. She is now confined to a mental facility, back on the same drugs she had previously suffered from, and is again sleeping away most of her days. Donna says she has not been able to talk to her daughter since October of 2014. Here is her story.