#TWIBprime #665 | You Are Not In Danger

TWR 665

#TeamBlackness recovers with a discussion about the abundance of ethnic castings in Hollywood, a lawyer in California pushing a ballot measure to legalize killing gay people, and Ted Cruz signing up for Obamacare.

Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonjames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady

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1 Comment on "#TWIBprime #665 | You Are Not In Danger"

  1. Around the 50 minute mark you tell a story about a woman who claims she was psychiatrically hospitalized for essentially no reason. Due to privacy laws the hospital and the police can’t tell us what actually happened, so literally all you’re basing your opinion on is the word of a person with (allegedly) untreated bipolar disorder who was (actually) recently discharged from an acute psych ward. So we don’t know what the facts are, just her perception of the facts.

    I’m not saying I know her life like that, and I certainly can’t diagnose her. But what seems more likely: that someone had a severe manic episode and has not yet come to terms with her diagnosis, or….that (in New York City of all places), the police and multiple seasoned psychiatric specialists would be SO alarmed by someone saying Obama follows her twitter account that they’d all agree to have this person committed and forcibly injected with antipsychotics?

    Legally speaking, you risk not only a lawsuit but the loss of your license if you have someone hospitalized and medicated against his/her will, unless the person demonstrates an imminent risk of harming themselves or others. I just don’t see New York as having such a shortage of dangerously psychotic people that they would waste time treating someone who didn’t really need help.

    (Sorry for my tone, I work in psychiatry and I am just upset at the idea that the public image of my profession remains largely informed by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

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