Katie Higgins – Op-Ed Bio

Katie Higgins has been a registered nurse since 1974 and an adolescent psychiatry nurse since 1988. She has worked in child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins since 1992. After reporting human rights violations and illegal restraints at Boston Children’s Hospital to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health in 2009, Katie was forced to resign and has spent her time advocating for young adults on inpatient psychiatry units, and assisting with withdrawal from psych drugs. Katie has also taught math and science in a high school alternative program, and early childhood education in Bright Horizons, a toddler/preschool program.