Friday, February 1, 2008

A Good First Step

Maybe we've finally reached a turning point with our beloved Ms. Spears

via TMZ
Several health care professionals tell us Britney has fallen into a "manic state" due to her bipolar disorder. We're also told she arrived at the hospital this morning at around 2:15 AM, but wasn't admitted until 4:15 AM because she was causing such a scene in the hospital.

We first reported that Britney accused her mother of sleeping with her boyfriend. Now we have more. We're told Britney screamed, "The only reason she's admitting me is because she wants to be alone with her boyfriend! She wants to sleep with my boyfriend!!" Britney never said exactly who she was talking about.

Sources at UCLA Medical Center tell TMZ Britney Spears has been classified as "G.D." -- Gravely Disabled. That is a huge and dangerous deal. That means the patient is unable to take care of basic needs, such as the acquisition of food, clothing or shelter. Being G.D. is one of the criteria for involuntary commitment.

I've been saying this for a while. It may seem cruel in the short term but she definitely fits the criteria:

Involuntary Commitment takes place when a person is ordered to be admitted to a hospital or treatment facility in order to prevent harm to that individual or others. The purpose of involuntary commitment is to help a person receive necessary and appropriate mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. In order to be hospitalized against an individual's wishes, the person must be mentally ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and dangerous to self or others. A person may act very strangely. displaying abnormal behavior but not be committable. An individual is considered dangerous to self if the person exhibits the following behaviors:
  1. is unable to exercise self-control. judgment and discretion in conducting responsibilities of daily life without care/supervision. or
  2. is unable to satisfy need for nourishment. personal care, medical care. shelter. protection and safety and there is a "reasonable probability" of serious physical debilitation unless adequate treatment is given, or

  3. has attempted or threatened suicide and there is "reasonable probability" of suicide unless treatment is given. or

  4. has mutilated or attempted to mutilate self and there is "reasonable probability" that the person will seriously mutilate self again unless treatment is given.

(* Note: Previous episodes of dangerousness to self may be considered when determining reasonable probability of physical debilitation. suicide or self mutilation.)

An individual is considered dangerous to others if the person has:

a) within the relatively recent past inflicted, attempted to inflict or threatened to inflict severe bodily harm to another person, or

b) acted in such a way as to create a "substantial risk" of serious bodily harm to another person or has engaged in extreme destruction of property and there is "reasonable probability" that the person will repeat this conduct.

and obviously is not getting the help she needs right now on her own, unless crystal meth is some new psychiatric wonder drug, and if left to her own devices she'll keep on down the spiral

and we've all seen where such spirals lead
everything's blue in this world
the deepest shade of mushroom blue

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