Jonathan Balcombe and Bats, Gordon Stewart’s story of forced institutionalization – WOC Feb 27 2014

Jonathan Balcombe is an author who studies animal behaviour, and did his PhD research on bats.  Fascinating creatures!  Also, Gordon Stewart talks about his connection between Revenue Canada and BC’s Mental Health System, as was featured in the December 2013 edition of Focus Magazine.

p.s. I forgot to press the ‘record’ button until a few minutes into the interview, so have done a bit of fancy editing at the start of the show.


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One Response to Jonathan Balcombe and Bats, Gordon Stewart’s story of forced institutionalization – WOC Feb 27 2014

  1. Hi Janine, just letting you know that we at Pacific South Western Advocates are finally able to say we now have new police MHA detention Policy after 13 years of advocacy.
    Police can no longer get away with providing just verbal reports to medical staff regarding BC MHA sec. 28 (1) detentions, they must provide written report to the detainee and copy goes to physician and police keep copy.
    This is National Novel Writing Month where I am now working on my second book called “Couldn’t Let Sleeping Dogs “Lay” or “Lie”. 50,000 words in 30 days.
    On Nov 11th 2014 I filed a complaint with the BC Physicians & Surgeons against the five doctors involved with my unwarranted detention and unethical medical treatment and drugging against my will.
    I would only file a complaint after policy was in place so the same unwarranted detention was not repeated . In Oct 2001, one of the physicians involved threatened me with being institutionalized should I complain or attempt to correct the misinformation in my medical records in ER at Royal Jubilee hospital.
    This will be the last chapter in my book, I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

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