Originally Posted by Irisha
Elucidate, I didn't understand what you mean by ' more aware than most who put them there'?
I think sometimes people who may exhibit willingness to breakout of conditioned norms or have an inclining towards non-mainstream thinking or even just have a strong personality or are outspoken, especially women, can find themselves being written off by their family and peers and even be put in a ward, when there may not be anything wrong with them.
I don't know if this is the case with your friend of course, and you said she doesn't explore the psychic realms, so it may not be the case, and she may have just had mild depression or something? I'm sure it has happened to quite a few people, from a century ago to the current times we live in, though I would have thought things would have gotten better by now!
Hope this is clearer?