On June 19, 2023, The Globe and Mail published, his opinion piece, ‘Forced psychiatry is expanding – at society’s peril’.
From Rob’s piece in the Globe and Mail:
Promoters of forced treatment push a well-known tale: Most large asylums were closed down by the 1980s, laws for committing people became strictly rights-protective, and legions of mentally ill people consequently became homeless. Thus we must broaden laws and coercively medicate more people “for their own good.”
Rob Wipond is a freelance journalist. He writes frequently about the interfaces between psychiatry, civil rights, community issues, policing, surveillance and privacy, and social change.