Balancing Public Safety, Forced Mental Treatment
Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
Forced treatment is one of the most polarizing issues in mental health. The process of figuring out when and how to coerce someone into treatment can be difficult. Guests talk about striking the balance between protecting the public safety and protecting a person's individual rights.
Rae Belle Gambs, son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1998
Dr. Paramjit Joshi, chief of psychiatry at Children's National Medical Center in Washington
David Oaks, director of MindFreedom International, a non-profit advocacy group