Several months ago, I interviewed the late Sally Zinman, a heroine of our mental health movement of people with lived experience. I asked what changes she would like to see in the mental health system in the future. Without hesitation she said that the system should value and encourage self-determination and totally voluntary, noncoercive services. [MedPage]
I will discuss here the dangers of involuntary commitment, and demonstrate the ways that I believe Emotional CPRopens in a new tab or window (eCPR), which I will define below, contributes to Zinman's vision.