Wonderful article, but A.S. is SO right: How many times does this information have to be repeated before coercive institutionalization changes? About three years ago, I wrote a book (Broken: How the Broken Mental Health System Leads to Broken Lives and Broken Hearts) about my experiences when I was “committed” to an institution for “geriatric depression.” I’ve also written articles that appeared in this publication and in “The Mighty” detailing how vitally important it is for psychiatric patients to be treated with respect. As the Norwegian research points out, “The patient, who is not considered to have sufficient insight into the defined and relevant psychological discourses, is prone to have their subjective experiences and the evaluation of their needs downplayed.” This is exactly what I experienced. For many patients, “The cumulative toll of these experiences is known to lead to an erosion of self-confidence and trust in one’s own thoughts and feelings.” This lack of self-confidence and belief in oneself is exactly the opposite of what is needed to avoid suicide attempts. In my case, I resisted the drugs and my stay was extended. When will the providers of mental health care finally pay attention?!?!?!?!