San Diego County Studies Court-Ordered Treatment

Kermit Cole
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San Diego county is engaged in a 90-day study (begun March 19) of whether to adopt Laura’s Law, a California State statute that allows for court-ordered treatment and forced medication.

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Of further interest:
San Diego County considers forcing residents to take psychiatric medication under Laura’s Law (Natural News)

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

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    • I can not find the comments you speak of. I even signed up for that site to see if maybe they were hidden for non-members but after I logged in there was still nothing. Are you sure you didn’t read them someplace else? If so, I would like to know where so I can read them.

      Oh, unless you meant from naturalnews, from the Of Further Interest link.

      Yeah, people at natural news hate psychiatry… Unfortunately, they are also considered a bunch of anti-government, the-end-is-near, barricade yourself in your homes with weapons wackos…

        • Well it’s been awhile since I’ve read around there but the last time I did they were talking along the lines of being or becoming “sovereign citizens”, refusing to accept police authority, carrying guns without permit, ect. It surprised me, since I thought the site was a place for nature-y stuff like herbal tea and whatnot, typically a scene for hippies and the such. Then next thing I know, Mike Adams (The founder, I think) is talking about shooting the police for trespassing and carrying concealed guns in states that do not permit it.