I came across this horrific picture today:
I've never been so disgusted and angry. When we talk about any other chronic illnesses, we hear about dignity. We all deserve to be treated like human beings. Having a crisis is already scary enough, but this is absolutely traumatizing. We deserve to be treated like human beings.
The New York City Police Department is using these mesh "restraining" bags to deal with sick, mentally ill people. The bags are officially called Emotionally Disturbed Person bag. That's even worse!
"Dignity starts with the recognition that a person with mental illness is just the same as anybody else and is therefore deserving of the same rights. That means you can’t take away a person’s fundamental liberties (or their privacy) simply because they’re acting in a way that’s different than “normal.” Being weird — or mentally ill — is not against the law."