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Faced with an involuntary mental health hold, Mountain View woman speaks out over 'traumatizing' experience

Original post made on Jul 15, 2023

On a May evening in 2022, Mountain View resident Patrice Moore heard a knock on her front door that would change her life. It was the police, who had arrived and would soon place her in an involuntary psychiatric hold, or a 5150 hold.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 14, 2023, 12:44 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Jay
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 15, 2023 at 1:07 pm

Jay is a registered user.

The Voice asks for donations to support journalism all the time and the reason I don't is that it's not reporting the facts as much as trying to argue a viewpoint.

As an example, here's a more succinct version of this story that doesn't speculate without much evidence that there's an anti-LGBT+ bias going on.

Mountain View resident Patrice Moore was placed in an involuntary 5150 hold when her employer thought she might be at risk of taking her own life. We were unable to get any information about why her employer thought this was the case so it's impossible to know if this was necessary for her safety but she was released first thing the next morning. Moore says she was misgendered and this was upsetting. Mountain View Police Chief Mike Canfield reviewed the video and says he determined there was nothing wrong in this case.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 14, 2023 at 1:51 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

Oh, Jay, just how lame 'a story' that would be!

I think some of we 'contributors' like to have sometimes is a story telling about the innards and outers and what's-nexts of events that happen in our community. So we cough up a bit of $$ for this! What you seem to prefer is a short-to-the-point-of cryptic Incident Report.

The Economist and the New Yorker are very different reads than this MV Voice.

Peace and Love

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