"Odd fragments, flights of the imagination, rolling phrases about nothing... ."
These thoughts must have echoed the sentiments of Garth ... the day would soon come 4 December 2009. This day was to be the day Garth Daniels would be allowed to step back into the community. Due process had been followed via the Mental Health Review Board on 20 November to facilitate his step into the community...back into his Area Mental Health Services(AMHS). Nothing, he was assured would intervene... Garth enquired whether this step was set in concrete and was assured that it was so.
On 2 December 2009 without warning in fact quite by accident the Daniels family learned that the AMHS had pulled the carpet from under their son Garth...that his step into the community had been stayed... This despite the fact due process had been followed via the MHRB to acheive the desired outcome... Instead... Benders of the Mind...it culiminated in Garth Daniels being secluded... Wonder why? Its thirteen years on and Garth Daniels is still NOT FREE...and he has NOT committed any criminal offence.
On Thursday 10 December 2009 Thomas Embling was authorizeded under the Mental Health Act at the instigation of Dr.Grant Lester to detain Garth Daniels for a further eight weeks as an involuntary patient.
p.s.Menders of the Mind. A history of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1946-1996, Rubinstein W.D. & Hilary L.