Tuesday, January 21, 2014

30 Days of Mental Health Awareness: Day 25

I'm taking part in the 30 Days of Mental Health Awareness Challenge. Every day I'll post in response to their prompts.

Day 25: What is your opinion on forced/coercion in mental health treatment? Can be legal (law enforcement or psychiatric holds) or a “helping” friend/family member.

I agree that someone should be monitored if they are a danger to themselves or others. However, I think someone is less likely to be successful in their treatment if they are coerced into it, because being ready to get better is a HUGE part of recovery.

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