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Veruca H. Gash
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This is RIGHT up my alley! I was recently hospitalized at Peachtree in Atlanta by my mother after my husband died from a heroin/methadone overdose in April. I was absolutely STUNNED to see the things that are allowed to happen here in GA to women in particular in those places.

I kept telling everyone I spoke with – including my family – every step of the way that I was simply grieving the loss of my best friend and the love of my life. I did not understand why my posting a status update that expressed my yearning to be with him again – ending with the conclusion that I needed to live for him – was somehow “bad” or “crazy.”

Here in Georgia, they have a “legal hold” law. I can’t even begin to express how insane it is.

1013 INVOLUNTARY LEGAL HOLD FOR MENTAL ILLNESS – WTF??? (my story)