Continuing from my thread titled "for those who care about me and my problem" posted on the shit pit zoklet a few days ago. I will give a brief recap for those of you who didn't see it:
So, I used to be a certified mental patient. I went to see my psychiatrist a few days ago, and he told me that I am now de-certified/a voluntary patient. Then I said, "so, does this mean I can move to Toronto if I want?" Then he says, "You know, I can always re-certify you". Then I said, "but I am not ill anymore. You can only certify someone only if he/she is truly crazy/ill". Then he said, "I can certify you if I THINK you are GOING to get ill." Then he said some shit about how he would take me to court if he had to, to keep me in BC, despite the fact I am now a voluntary patient and technically I should be able to move to anywhere in Canada I want.
I have decided to take him to court. And I have called up a local free legal advice place, and am now waiting for them to call me back. I am seeing him again on Wednesday, and I have decided to bring a small tape recorder to record our conversation. I am doing this because I hope to capture him on tape saying 1. he refuses to arrange for me to go see a psychiatrist in Ontario, 2. trying to keep me in BC by threatening to re-certify me when I am in fact not ill, and 3. to show to the future judge and whoever will have to listen to the tape that I am indeed sane, and shouldn't be certified.
But at the same time I also don't want to antagonize my psychiatrist. So my question for you is this: should I be upfront and tell him that I have a tape recorder on my person, or should I just keep it hidden and recording? Which is better? Thanks.
Ask me any questions to clarify the situation for you.