(April 4, 2014) It’s civilized, not criminalized. It gives me my right to live, participate and recover in the community. Some people — who have never been in jail, homeless, or state hospital — say they do not want “forced” treatment. They say it is an abuse of our civil rights. They have no idea what force means.
Force means being ripped away from your family and all those you loved, dumped alone in a distant state hospital, when you were only 5 years old and the delusional hallucinations and voices of your illness first join you.