please read this brlliant & important piece;
“Let us never forget that everything that Hitler did in Germany was legal at the time.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Restraints and seclusions happen at an alarming rate in psychiatric hospitals.
What is a seclusion and restraint? It is a barbaric and outdated practice that is abusive and is completely unnecessary except in extreme cases.
I have spent 21 years in the system, going from a committed patient, perceived as “Mentally Ill,” and needing the State to intervene, to drug treatment 3 times, and jail 3 times. I have then become a staff member and supervisor at a drug rehab, at a jail, and at state psychiatric institutions. ….