Monday, April 27, 2015
Involuntary Commitment and Suicide: Looking for Stories
As our regular readers know, we are working on a book called --at this moment in time-- Committed: The Battle Over Forced Psychiatric Care. We're trying to focus on stories and as many people know, suicidal ideas and behaviors are one reason why people get committed. I'm looking for one or two stories for our chapter about the experiences people have had with forced care and the spectrum of suicidality. In particular, I'd like to hear from people who feel an involuntary admission helped them or a family member to get much needed treatment. As always, however, I'll take what I can get. Please feel free to comment below, or better, shoot me an email at shrinkrapblog at gmail dot com if you'd be willing to share your story in a book. Obviously, we won't be using patient names or identifying information.
Posted by Dinah on Monday, April 27, 2015