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Interview with Franklin Hickman: Status of Mental Health Laws in Ohio

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Firm News, Mental Health

Attorney Franklin Hickman discusses the current status of mental health laws in Ohio on Committable, a podcast that focuses on the subject of involuntary commitment.  He addresses the processes that relate to an initial detention for evaluation and the potential subsequent civil commitment.  The discussion also covers the rights a person has as they are going through this process and what happens at a commitment hearing. It is available on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/committable/id1548356887 or at sensiblenonsense.squarespace.com/committable/2023/9/17/s3-ohio.

Committable is a podcast about involuntary commitments that is produced by Michelle Stockman, Jim McQuaid and Jesse Mangan. They focus on stories from people with lived experience as a window into complex conversations with attorneys, physicians, psychologists and more. The goal of the 2023 series is to examine mental health laws throughout the US and demystify them so that people know what rights they have, and what options are available, if they are ever forced to interact with one of these systems. One of the driving motivations for this is the belief that part of the trauma that many people experience when they are forced into one of these systems comes from never really having the system properly explained. Which leads to situations where people are being detained without really understanding why, or what they can do to seek release. To learn more about this series, go to sensiblenonsense.squarespace.com/committable/2023/9/17/s3-ohio.