By Roger Carroll, Laconia Daily Sun
Part 1 -- Emergency Room
It was the week before Thanksgiving and my world had changed from that of a working journalist with the freedom to come and go as I pleased to being held in a locked psychiatric facility where staff checked on me every 15 minutes to make sure I was OK.
“Are you here voluntarily?” one of the other patients asked warily.
I was, but I wasn't free to leave.