I am disappointed by your coverage of the proposed Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) pilot in Frederick County (“State lawmakers pushing for assisted outpatient treatment pilot in Frederick County,” March 2, 2022).
I have a mental health condition, and I have experienced both forced drugging and coerced inpatient hospitalization. (I was given the “choice” to go into the hospital voluntarily or involuntarily, and I “chose” voluntarily.) Both experiences were traumatic. While Eric Smith, whom you quote extensively, said that he found AOT very helpful, you did not quote the many others who have had the opposite experience.