“I don’t want anyone else to suffer the way I have. I don’t want forced psychiatry and forced psychiatric treatments in psychwards.”
This 25 minute video (see below) from Janita Thurston is a submission to the Royal Commission established in 2019 to investigate deficiencies in the mental health system within the Australian state of Victoria and the broader prevalence of mental illnesses and suicides in the state. The final report is due by October 2020.
The video describes her experience as a service user within the Australian mental health system.