That One Time I was Baker Acted – Part Two

Where we last left off, I was being carted away from my home like a criminal in the back of a police car. I found myself in that predicament, despite not being a criminal, because I was suicidal. I was being taken to “see a doctor,” as the police officers put it. The place they…

That One Time I Got Baker Acted

Four years ago, I got “Baker Acted.” If you don’t know what that is, it is a colloquial term referring to the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, also known as “The Baker Act.” It allows for the involuntary institutionalization and examination of individuals who are thought to be mentally ill, a harm to themselves…