Why Isn’t There a Popular Hashtag for Involuntary Commitment?

As uses of psychiatric force expand, can social media be better used to focus critical attention?   The most reliable data available suggests that millions of Americans from many walks of life have been subjected to psychiatric detentions and treatment against their will, and millions more have experienced unwanted psychiatric coercion under threat of commitment.

By |2023-01-10T22:05:20+00:00January 10th, 2023|0 Comments

In Andrew’s Honor: Attorney Elizabeth Rich’s Fight Against Unjust Commitments

Anyone detained and then formally committed under Wisconsin’s civil mental health laws can initially be held and forcibly drugged for six long months. Yet, for years, not a single person has been able to appeal the six-month commitments in court. What’s the reason for this stunning abrogation of one of the few and arguably most

By |2023-01-10T21:54:19+00:00October 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Government Forum Reveals 988 Call Tracing Remains a Threat

Keris Myrick, Shelby Rowe and others warned of harms caused by crisis lines that covertly trace calls, but it may not be enough to turn the tide. It actually wasn’t hyperbole when John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/988 expansion initiative, said that America is “on the precipice of launching the largest

By |2022-06-08T04:07:11+00:00June 8th, 2022|0 Comments

Suicide Hotlines Bill Themselves as Confidential — Even as Some Trace Your Call

Every year US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers covertly trace tens of thousands of confidential calls, and police come to homes, schools, and workplaces to forcibly take callers to psychiatric hospitals. Some people’s lives get upended.   Public support for the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is soaring. In 2017, the rapper Logic released a

By |2020-11-29T21:32:25+00:00November 29th, 2020|0 Comments
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