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

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Dr. Daryl Tanski answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Source of help: 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 11/26/2018



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