One of the issues I’ve been writing about over the past twenty years has centred on people’s experiences of psychiatric detentions, civil commitment, and forced psychiatric treatment. Yet even I was shocked and staggered by many of the stories I heard and things I learned during the course of researching my forthcoming book on these topics. I did not understand the true scope of how psychiatric powers are increasingly used to help “manage” and police people, institutions, and society. Your Consent is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions, Forced Treatment, and Abusive Guardianships is scheduled to be released by BenBella Books in early 2023. The book can be pre-ordered here and, if you’d like to stay abreast of developments, please sign up for my newsletter on my News & Blog page, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

~Rob Wipond

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