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Police Force Family to Psychiatric Hospital over Hunger Strike

When I heard about this family just outside Hamilton, Ontario, being detained under the Mental Health Act, I was furious: https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v….

I set out to do as much research as I could about what happened. In my experience, it’s very difficult to get the police to help you attain a Form 2.

If you have a family member who has a severe mental illness and could potentially harm themselves, or others, the burden of proof is so high, it’s often unsuccessful. So, my initial reaction was anger, when I saw that the police decided to use this valuable tool against an entire family. I was fired up.

But the more research I did, the more I realized that some of the things they have openly said online, could be used as evidence for a legal detention under the mental health act.

Let’s be clear here, I’m neither agreeing nor disagreeing with the acts of the police. I am saying that on my own, in my own independent research, there’s sufficient evidence here for ANYONE to request a Form 2 against at least the individual or individuals who have been posting on behalf of this family online. Continue reading “Police Force Family to Psychiatric Hospital over Hunger Strike”