A member asked:

Could the suicide prevention hotline try to have you committed to a mental facility?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Daryl Tanski answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

The suicide prevention hotline will provide crisis support and resources for treatment in most states only a physician can involuntarily hospitalize a patient. Generally a second physician must examine the patient with in 24 hours and if the recommendation is in agreement a probate court hearing must occur before a patient. Is legally "committed" to a mental health facility.

Answered Nov 26, 2018



Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
Sponsor Content

Related Questions

A member asked:

Why do we try to prevent suicide when we all die eventually?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor