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View Diary: "I Won't Mess Up Anymore!", a desperate child pleads (Updated) (151 comments)

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  •  Given that so many people (3+ / 0-)

    could be judged mentally ill, the standard for denying a civil right should be higher. Are they a danger to themselves or others? These things are not easily judged, even in a court of law with medical professionals testifying.

    Most mentally ill are not violent. That needs to be a major consideration. And those who become violent are not always predictable. But having them plugged into treatment would be a deterrent.

    It is a narrow ledge we walk.

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