Treatment Advocacy Center - If I Get Sick Again, Please Give Me Laura’s Law – personally speaking


(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.

I do.

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.