beware talking out loud about depression beware, anyone (including suicide hot line) can send police after us, imprison us in hospital, that means parents cant take you home. i was stuck over a week, needed a lawyer to help me go home. protesting i wasnt suicidal, it was like talking to a deaf brick wall.
if i had known what could happen, i would have confided to a real brick wall or lamp post, in silence, not out loud.
i tell you what happened, i dont wprry about the stigma, i want to help people not suuffer the same ordeal, the nightmare, the injustie.
they told me to be compliant, which is the same thing as forcing medications
Involuntary Hospitalization, slapped with a 8k bil
This happened in upstate NY, around September. I was living with someone who called the cops on me when we got into a heated argument, and told them that I was suicidal. The cops came and took me to the hospital, despite me saying I did not want to go. They told me it was just procedure. I was not allowed to leave the hospital for 6 hours where I refused any medication and repeated that I did not give consent to be there. I left with the diagnosis that I was "stressed" and "depressed". No shit. I got a bill for the emergency room and then
the most vulnerable are the elderly and handicapped. the wealthy are more likely to be commited to a 'mental hygiene' ward, they are billed for it. it's not illegal to bill a patient for involuntary treatment.
and you in serious trouble if you dont have family coming to the hospital to visit. the mental hospital can keep you indefinitely.
you ever spend a night in a hospital hearing the voices begging to go home. eventually we reach an age, friends and family members are passed, leaving us to die alone in a hospital. denied the comforts of home we worked all our lives for
38:10 kind police beating MH pts, in front of grad students researc