Suicide & Violence

Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

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.

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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.

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Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

Using Synthetic Marijuana a Dangerous Pastime

Ingesting dangerous, synthetic marijuana may well result in a trip to the hospital. Some young people have even been brought to the psychiatric ward under the state’s involuntary commitment law. Drugs with names like...

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Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

People with ADHD and Suicide Risk

It is well known that people with ADHD may be at risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior. But in the 1950s and 1960s children daydreamed and stared out the window during school, or barely sat still while their teacher...

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Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

2 days until the CCHR Florida Weekend starts!

Friday 8pm-2am, Halloween Party for those over 18 years old. $15 ticket (to benefit CCHR Florida) 22 N. Ft. Harrison Ave. R.S.V.P.thecommline@earthlink.net or call 830-265-1835   Saturday 7:30-9:30, CCHR...

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Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

Mental Illness Symptoms in Celebrities

Mental illness symptoms have been assigned to celebrities throughout the past two centuries, at least. Recently, singer Stevie Nicks described her horrific experience at the hands of a psychiatrist in a Newsweek...

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Is Suicide Prevention Helpful or Harmful?

The idea of suicide prevention is a good thing as no one wants a fellow human being to take their life instead of getting the help they need. However, what prevention techniques are available that actually work? Hope...

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Bullying is Not the Cause of Teen Suicide

Haylee Fentress and Paige Behnke were best friends and eighth grade students at a rural Minnesota middle school. They recently both hung themselves while on a sleepover together. The moms as well as relatives were...

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