Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from society to get some help. This is not the typical case. In fact, every 1 ¼ minutes, someone is involuntarily committed so it is not logical that there are that many people out there that need to be committed, or “Baker Acted,” as it is known in the state of Florida. Instead of this law protecting individuals, it poses a dangerous threat to anyone.

Mentally Ill and The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Senior Abuse

Once people have aged to the point that they can no longer take care of themselves independently, it is commonly thought that it is time to move into an assisted living facility or a nursing home. One would think that one could confidently enjoy one’s golden years...

Are Seniors Safe?

When an elderly person needs more care and it is decided to put their loved one into a nursing home, the family doing so, is trusting the doctor and the staff to take good care of their loved one. When someone goes to visit the loved one, it would be expected to find...
Mentally Ill and The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Marketing Over Safety

Did you know that drug companies make 14.6 BILLION dollars annually on just antipsychotics alone?  That’s more than any other class of drug.  It didn’t used to be that way.  Antipsychotics used to be prescribed only for the severely “mentally ill” but now according to...