Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment Jumps 60 Percent in 10 Years

Health ministry and justice officials say they are worried by what they call 'criminalization' of the psychiatric system in Israel

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A few days before Passover, A., in his 20s, mentally ill and handicapped, tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, and was hospitalized. A few days later it was decided to send him home. “The...