April 1st, 2016by mysteriousvisitor
Star Trek the Next Generation, season 5, episode 17, The Outcast
(It is available on Netflix)
This episode reminds me of how our mental health system works both in the United States, and based on stories from people in other coutries, around much of the world. The character of Soren is treated just like a suicidal patient. In one way she is treated better, as she is clearly aware of her right to appear at her tribunal. Many of the things said there could apply to involuntary commitment for suicidal ideation.
Plus, it’s Star Trek. Reason enough to watch.