Ep 110: Gwyn McColl on Her 72 Hour Experience in a Psychiatric Hospital

Actress, writer and mother Gwyn McColl describes her harrowing yet eye opening experience of enduring a 5150 - the official legal code for restraining someone involuntarily for 72 hours due to erratic and potentially dangerous behavior. Gwyn’s story illustrates how a balanced person with no history of mental illness can experience manic behavior when the perfect storm of events come together. She describes with incredible insight and honesty how she survived this episode and what its impact has been on her and her family.

Sara Singer Schiff