Annoying Behavior Does Not a Commitment Make

Recently, a Marine Corps veteran was held against his will for almost two weeks. After over a year of protesting his involuntary confinement, the Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed his involuntary confinement could have only occurred if clear and convincing evidence established him as either dangerous or gravely ill. Simply annoying those around you when you are otherwise holding down a job and supporting yourself is not enough for involuntary confinement, the Court found, "...loud, boisterous, and rude public behavior harmed his reputation and made others not want to be around him.  That is not sufficient evidence to support a civil commitment on grounds of grave disability."  In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of T.K. v. Dep't of Veterans Affairs, 49S02-1503-MH-138