Involuntary Commitment

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the way that we handle severely ill mental health cases. Specifically, I want to talk about involuntary commitment. I want to start by giving context to my opinion, for those of you that don’t already know. First, I am a psych nurse. I have worked in both long term care psych and acute care psych for about 10 years. But, I am also a mental health patient who has struggled with depression and even suicidal thoughts. I have family that has mental health diagnoses. Lastly, I am also someone who has lost someone very dear to me due to suicide. What this means is that I have seen this issue from various perspectives over the years. And it is those different angles that has informed my opinion on this.

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