Forced Treatment Doesn’t Work

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Whenever there is violence involving someone with an apparent mental illness, there is a stepped-up demand for forced treatment of those, such as myself, who have a psychiatric diagnosis. However, leaving aside the violation of people’s


January 24, 2017|Tags: |

I really started to learn about self-determination when I went into an institution when I was five years old. I am one of four children and I lived in three different New York State institutions

Mental illness is a coping mechanism

January 24, 2017|

Mental illness is a coping mechanism. We know for sure that victims of horrendous childhood sexual abuse, most often by a family member from whom they can't escape, use such coping mechanisms as dissociation (going