Treatment Beyond Punishment

A young New Yorker discusses involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, and finding mental health care that doesn't feel like punishment.

Logan is a 21-year-old Black, trans man from the Bronx. He talked to me about involuntary psychiatric treatment, the ineffectiveness of our mental health care system, and finding a therapist that allowed him to actually start exploring himself and his past.

[This interview has been edited and condensed]

I grew up in New York City and went to a specialized…

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