Did you know that it is illegal to coerce someone to take an unwarranted psychiatric medical procedure? Yet, it’s common practice in domestic violence divorce.
For decades people have asked me why I left Chicago? It was such a horrific nightmare that I wrote a book about it just to get it out of my system and to document the facts as I stood in the wake of the experience. (You can find that here All But My Soul: Abuse Beyond Control, 2001)
My narcissistically abusive ex and his legal team were relentlessly attempting to have me institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital to do what they called a 30 day “psychiatric evaluation.” This effort being sought after thorough psychiatric evaluations showing myself as having no psychiatric diagnosis whatsoever and my ex evidencing narcissism as stated in the interpretive reports.
When I wouldn’t comply with their relentless coercion, they resorted to leaning on a politically biased corrupt Judge to execute their wishes via court order. I won’t bore you with the details of the measures employed in their attempt to pull this off. Suffice it to say, I said “No, I’m taking my sanity, my mental faculties and my criminal free record, and I’m out of here.”
If I had to do it again today, I’d do the exact same thing. Far too often, women (more than men) fall prey to this ploy and end up as psychiatric casualties, and in many cases psychiatric vegetables, through forced psychotropic pharmaceuticals and electro shock treatments.
Many of these women believe that if they just follow along that they will ‘get to see their children.’ But what ends up happening, more often than not, is that these women can ‘see’ their children while standing in a deranged and often catatonic state behind bars…because they are essentially locked up—and doped up—in psychiatric institutions.
Silencing battered women in psychiatric institutions is as as old as prostitution. A closer look at these dynamics of psychiatric tyranny reveals a microcosm of the pressures on much of humanity today.
Psychiatric Sovereignty Is Golden
If you are faced with someone telling you that you must submit to an unwarranted psychiatric procedure in order to do or have anything of value to you, then realize this important fact. You are being manipulated to choose between your right to your bodily health and wellbeing over that which is being dangled in front of you like a carrot…which you likely won’t get anyway.
At the end of the day, it’s your choice. I see many women entangled in this ploy because they truly believe that all of their worthiness is tied to their relationship with their children. Abusive intimate partners in family court enjoy this maneuver because they know that to be true.
These people have spent years conditioning the worthiness out of their intimate partners as a means to gain and maintain control. If you are at these crossroads in your life wherein you are being manipulated and coerced to engage in anything that potentially compromises your psychiatric wellbeing, take a hard and fast look at the dynamics of legal psychiatric abuse.
For insights on crazy-making legal abuse in divorce court , visit www.enddomesticabuse.org/crazy_making.php Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. helps individuals and couples worldwide recognize, end and heal from domestic abuse.
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