I understand why they did what they did to be honest- what I cannot defend or respect is the cruelty and crassness and complete lack of empathy I was treated with. That's not protocol, that's shitty behavior. Read more
People can and do get wrongfully committed to psych wards and a lot of it has to do with the hospital making money. In this particular case, I would say the woman most likely (if not definitely) got violent or made threats of self harm. They can't use restraints in the US unless you do one of those things. Read more
I have no idea what really happened here, but I got wrongfully committed to a psych ward for having "delusions". I got came into the hospital with a very bizarre (but true) story, a doctor talked to me for 10 minutes, and involuntarily committed me for 72 hours. I was not making threats against myself or anyone else.… Read more
What do you mean by this? If she was being seen by a doctor, she was being billed for it. She wasn't "stealing" resources by any means. She got committed to the psych ward involuntarily.
I was being totally non-violent and got committed to a psych ward. I tried to walk out of a hospital because I hadn't been seen after four hours. I took a morning after pill after a sexual assault and came to the hospital. I wanted a rape kit and they kept delaying and delaying and finally I said "fuck it, I'm out"… Read more