A 6-year-old Florida girl was committed for two days to a mental health facility without her mother's consent after allegedly throwing a temper tantrum at school, an attorney for the family said. The child was allegedly given anti-psychotic medications at the center, also without the permission of her mother, Martina Falk. The mother is now demanding answers from officials at Love Grove Elementary School in Jacksonville for their handling of the Feb. Falk's lawyer, Reganel Reeves, said a mental health counselor was called to the school because Nadia was reportedly having a tantrum and throwing chairs. The counselor evaluated Nadia, who has ADHD and has been diagnosed with a mood disorder, and determined that she needed to be committed under the Florida Mental Health Act of , commonly known as the Baker Act.
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In rural Oregon , at the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital in , a young patient named Tammy is killed by an unseen force at night. Kristen Amber Heard , a troubled young woman, sets fire to an abandoned farmhouse and is arrested. Kristen is taken to a room previously occupied by their friend, Tammy, and meets therapist, Dr. Stringer Jared Harris. She reveals that she is unable to recall anything about her past.
But, then I have been slightly afflicted, since making a movie list is itself is a minor act of insanity. As one definition goes, being insane means that we are in a state of mind which prevents normal perception or social behaviour. How does a society with flawed, mad practices could judge its people to be sane or insane? And, despite the cutting-edge treatment for mental illness, the word mental asylum or mental institution or psychiatric hospitals is another morally grey area.