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I Wanted My Son in the Hospital

Until a judge decided to commit him

Photo by Pawel Czerinski on Unsplash

My adult son has been in jail for six months for a misdemeanor vandalism charge (less than $400). One reason the stay is so long is that he entered the facility in a psychotic state, refused medication, and was left untreated for months, despite my emails and phone calls to everyone I could think of begging for intervention. During that time, he got…

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Patsy Fergusson

Patsy Fergusson

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Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave. https://medium.com/fourth-wave