posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 12:21 PM
It's a day of disturbing stories as I wander around the pages in the forums.
I think that this story is very suspect as far as the tone it is being given. First, as a worker in the health field, what I noticed immediately is
that the gentleman voluntarily cooperated. He went the the psyche facility, and after eighteen hours was released. Now, let's say he resisted and
they subdued, then we'd have a reason for our outrage. Did they have the warrant to be taking him into custody? We will never know, it didn't have
to get that far, because as far as I can tell, the man under suspect is being cooperative and helpful. He voluntarily left.
Most stays that are legitimate emergency concerns, tend to get a stamped mark of three day, court mandated to stay. Well, in my state, anyhow. So if
they had wanted this man, or after speaking with him, felt that his "friend" was right. They would have taken and slapped him with a 72 hour stay.
It didn't even have to get that far with him. Usually 72 hours is enough to decided how long to keep a patient, what meds best go with that aspect of
personality the Psyches don't like and wish to repress. There now we are all better.
Seeing as that didn't happen, instead he was released, and given the standard follow up all get. If they thought something was up, they would have
court mandate counseling and psychiatric care. There was nothing wrong with him, so he goes home. Everyone gets sent to crisis who isn't being
mandated to see a shrink and counselor. Why? It can shake some people up, they can get really riled, that someone pointed the finger at them and
called them crazy. Crisis center is specifically structured to help people with those types of feelings and anger, after a stay in the wards.
This is a success story more than it an outrage. Police follow tip. Man agrees to answer questions. Man learns a "friend" thinks he might be
"unstable" Man then voluntarily takes a ride down to where they have padded cells, and went about calming answering questions and consistently
showing proper behavior. Man goes home after eighteen hours. Not even a day.