RE: “I’m not sick!” My neighbor screamed, as they dragged her into the van
I would have felt uncomfortable and in doubt as well. I have personally been on the other side, not the side where a relative wanted me to get admitted, but a loco partner that had bad intentions. When he hit me I screamed for help as I was scared, but he only did it when no neighbors were home. Looking back, he probably planned it this way because all the neighbors told me when I went to empty the house, that I should have told them they had no idea.
That's when I told myself that if in doubt about a similar situation in the future, I should at least offer my help to the neighbor when I would hear them scream for help. Maybe not on the spot, but maybe the next day. I know this can get out of hand real quick, and it makes no sense to put yourself in danger either as you don't know them.
It does feel bad witnessing this though, my mother has had these moments where she didnt take her meds and they came to get her as she was "a danger to herself and others" sometimes it was valid, other times it wasn't and all just a big puppet show if you ask me. I heard that one time she was put in a jail cell 2 days in her bathrobe where the cops didnt even bother to pick up some underwear and clothes when they took her, and didn't call me until 2 days later at 9 pm. That kind of stuff makes me fuming. Totally inhumane if you ask me. She was ill, and didn't need to be treated like a criminal, they took her from her home, so there was plenty option to take some stuff if someone is found half naked. But they didn't.
I hope your neighbor is ok..