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Mental Health


Mental Health Law

Cho would not have met the standard for involuntary commitment under Mental Hygiene Law § 9.27 as Section 9.27 involuntary, requires that an application for involuntary care and treatment to be carried out in a period of ten days before any admission is carried (Reuters, 2013). In this case, no application had been made prior the incident. Moreover, the director of a hospital as required under the section could only admit the person after “certificates of two examining physicians, accompanied by an application for the admission of such person” (Raymond &Cornelius, 1998) are provided. Drawing from the report, there was no medical reports by two physicians which showed that Cho was mentally ill. The case could be supported by O'Connor v Donaldson, 422 U.S. 563, 576 [1975]) where the appellate courts of the State of New York, found that there lies a burden of proof by the State to prove that the person has eminent danger to others and himself. Moreover, mental illness signs alone could not be used to have a person admitted in a mental institution. Read More


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that is mainly caused by the devastating effects of traumatic events. It develops form constant fear, worrying, or sadness associated with events such as death or violence (Kiato and Pitman, 2006). This paper addresses what PTSDs are and talks about the roles of public health and of individuals in curtailing PTSD. Read More