Tag Archives: Involuntary Commitment

Who is the Predator Here?

Who is the Predator Here? We approach this topic with some trepidation, as there can be considerable fixed opinions regarding the topic of sex. We feel, however, that the news is relevant — and we’d like your permission to continue … Continue reading

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Sneaky Ways to Enforce Mental Health Care on Citizens

Sneaky Ways to Enforce Mental Health Care on Citizens We would like to discuss Missouri Senate Bills 331 & 21 [SS/SCS/SBs 331 & 21 – This act modifies and enacts provisions relating to law enforcement officers.] This act is mostly … Continue reading

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Involuntary Commitment Records in Missouri are No Longer Confidential

Involuntary Commitment  Records in Missouri are No Longer Confidential Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bill 426 on July 13 which expands the conditions under which confidential mental health care records can be released. Mental health care facilities that … Continue reading

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Human Rights Concerns with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

Human Rights Concerns with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 Congressional Rep. Tim Murphy (R., PA) originally introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R.3717) in 2013. Not to be outdone by H.R.6 the 21st Century Cures … Continue reading

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Crisis Intervention Teams and your mental health

Crisis Intervention Teams and your mental health You may or may not be aware of a police function called a “Crisis Intervention Team” (CIT). There is a heavy ongoing push country-wide to train police officers to “handle” difficult situations involving … Continue reading

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Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit and Justina Pelletier’s 13 month incarceration

Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit and Justina Pelletier’s 13 month incarceration The international mental health watchdog organization, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, is calling on Massachusetts State Attorney General to investigate Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Unit in the case of … Continue reading

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Amanda Bynes case and its relevance to Missouri

Amanda Bynes case and its relevance to Missouri Former child star Amanda Bynes was committed to a psychiatric facility and reportedly is being treated for mental symptoms labeled as schizophrenia. According to California law, doctors can extend her commitment if … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Abuses

Nursing Home Abuses The June 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine had this to say about antipsychotic drugs given to nursing home patients: “These and related drugs are supposed to be used only for patients with diagnosed psychiatric conditions such … Continue reading

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They’re Taking Me Away

They’re Taking Me Away Guess where this could take you for a 96-hour drugged-silly vacation? Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 632 Section 305: An application for detention of any person for 96 hours for evaluation and treatment may be executed by … Continue reading

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Psychiatric abuse and incarceration faced by political activists

Psychiatric abuse and incarceration faced by political activists Psychopolitics is the art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaux, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through … Continue reading

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