A member asked:

I am terrified of hospitals, is there a way to talk to a doctor about my suicidal ideation &be certain they won't force me into hospital or psych ward?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

No guarantee: I don't know of a way that can be guaranteed. I treat many patients who are suicidal but who don't require hospitalization. The issue is that if i treat or evaluate someone at high risk for suicide that I am ethically, legally and medically required to safe guard that person.

Answered 5/14/2016



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