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If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward

If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward

No: Not at a drug or alcohol treatment facility. They will not take dangerous individuals there. Psychiatric wards will and do admit those that are dangerous to themselves or others involuntarily, but it also a complicated procedure. I would call your local hospital about their policies and practices before rushing to a decision. ...Read more

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How can you help a friend who want to commit suicide ?

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How can you help a friend who want to commit suicide ?

Call 911: If your friend confides that they are feeling suicidal, call 911, even if they don't want you to. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. That is the best way to help them. Go with them to the emergency room and remain supportive. Talk to the professionals there to get a more comprehensive explanation of how you can help. Call 911 or go the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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How do you get medical help for a loved one that refuses to seek care?

Family intervention: Can include clergy or other respected authority. Can be impossible. ...Read more

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I need to talk to someone about mental health issue, don't know how or where to go?

I need to talk to someone about mental health issue, don't know how or where to go?

Many kinds: There are many different types of psychotherapy on the other hand, such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt, just to name a few. If you were seeking psychotherapy, I would suggest reading up on all of these types of psychotherapy, and choose which one sounds the best for you. ...Read more

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What do you know about a residential care facility for the mentally ill?

What do you know about a residential care facility for the mentally ill?

See below: The difference between the nursing home and residential care is based on the level of functioning. In the residential setting, this person able to feed, to toilet, to transfer, to ambulate, to void and to defecate independently. Also good behavioral control is important. If the person develops major changes in functional and behavioral status, the nursing home placement is the best way to go. ...Read more

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How do you decide what qualifies someone to be a good medical doctor?

Medical boards: State medical boards, national certifying/accrediting bodies, local hospitals and medical staffs define "good doctor" in the professional sense. They look at data based on knowledge skills and attitude. Patients define "good doctor" in a separate, individual but no less important sense. What does good doctor mean to you? ...Read more

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What exactly does it take to get committed to a mental institution?

What exactly does it take to get committed to a mental institution?

Danger 2 self/others: It usually is a situation where someone is a danger to themselves or others or can't take care of themselves because of a mental illness. ...Read more

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Mental health: if asked "why commit myself? Should I commit myself?, " how do you explain why commitment to mental health services is important?

Mental health: if asked "why commit myself? Should I commit myself?, " how do you explain why commitment to mental health services is important?

Please specify: Are you asking about committing someone into a psychiatric care facility or are you asking about mental health professional's commitment to the field of mental health? Please specify. ...Read more

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How should someone pursuade someone to do pilates?

Encourage: You might encourage someone to do pilates by letting them know about the health benefits. ...Read more

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What tips do you have to encourage someone with a mental disorder to take their medication?

Honesty and caring.: Mental disorders are difficult to treat in the best of circumstances. Part of the problem is the person may not believe that they have a problem. Give honest feedback about their behavior, mood, thinking; that they do/do not seem like their usual self. Speak honestly, offer to listen if they want to talk about medications or their frustrations. Remember, medications are tools for a better life. ...Read more

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What kind of "qualifications" do you need to be admitted to a psychiatric facility?

What kind of "qualifications" do you need to be admitted to a psychiatric facility?

Mental illness: A worsening of health due to mental illness is the primary reason for inpatient psychiatric admission. This is analogous to a medical admission where a medical illness becomes severe. ...Read more

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Do you know a medicine how to help forget someone abusive ( torcher ) or a person completely?

Do you know a medicine how to help forget someone abusive ( torcher ) or a person completely?

Get on with life: I will give you my word that if you resolve to focus on the good in your life rather than even the worst evil in your past, you'll be happier. Intrusive memories can be managed with guidance. No, you won't forget, or get revenge or whatever else you may feel you're owed. If you grew up in a dysfunctional environment, you can learn new skills. You can do it. It'll make you strong. Courage. ...Read more

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How do you know if a person with depression needs hospitalizing?

How do you know if a person with depression needs hospitalizing?

Severity: If a person is so depressed, he or she becomes suicidal, or so depressed that he or she is not eating or caring for themselves, or so depressed that they become psychotic and lose touch with reality- then inpatient psychiatric hospitilization is indicated. ...Read more

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What qualifies someone to get admitted to a psych ward ?

What qualifies someone to get admitted to a  psych ward ?

When less won't do: The law and medical ethics say that care should be provided in the "least restrictive environment" possible. Since psychiatric wards are fairly restrictive, they should be used only when office visits or day treatment programs won't do. Usual reasons: suicide or violence risk; severe psychosis, mania, or depression that prevents functioning outside the hospital; need for careful med adjustment. ...Read more

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If I tell a doctor I have thoughts of suicide, will they force me to go to a psych hospital?

If I tell a doctor I have thoughts of suicide, will they force me to go to a psych hospital?

Not necessarily: It all depends on your history (prior attempts), the severity of your depression, and whether or not you have a plan and/or the means to carry out these thoughts. Other factors, such as hallucinations, substance abuse, and family history would be considered. This is a very difficult call, and simply reporting suicidal thoughts does not always require hospitalization. ...Read more

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What amount do you get paid caring for someone with disabilities?

A/W Dr Goldhagen: This is extremely variable and depends on a number of factors. ...Read more

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Could a mental hospital help someone with anger issues?

Could a mental hospital help someone with anger issues?

That depends: If the person is not functioning, has lost touch with reality or has potential to harm self or others then inpatient treatment is a possible option. However, most people get help for anger issues through outpatient behavioral health care. Consider seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist for evaluation and treatment help. ...Read more

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Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?

Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?

That depends: Having emotional issues does not automatic render someone as incapable of caring for children. However, one does require some degree of emotional stability. See what your contract says in regards to reporting requirements. ...Read more

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How can I seek help from a mental hospital?

How can I seek help from a mental hospital?

Various ways: You could call the hospital and ask for assistance. Or, you could discuss this with your regular doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional who could further assist you. If you need mental health assistance or treatment please don't stop until you get the help you need. ...Read more

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Could i be forced to go to a mental hospital?

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Invol. Commitment: This can occur in cases where there is imminent danger to self, to others, or inability to care for self, due to mental illness. ...Read more

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Can teenagers be committed to a mental hospital?

Can teenagers be committed to a mental hospital?

Yes: Facilities vary with the age and type of kids they take but teens are occasionally admitted for residential treatment. ...Read more

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When would a person need to go to a mental hospital?

When in danger: When someone is behaving in a manner that endangers themselves or others they are admitted to an inpatient facility that can help. This often includes suicidal or homicidal threats or behaviors. ...Read more

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How does a person get checked into a mental hospital?

How does a person get checked into a mental hospital?

Voluntary or otherwi: You can check in voluntarily or a family member can check you in. Sometimes order of the court is needed for commitment. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have been in a mental hospital?

Unlikely: The military has rather strict physical and mental entrance standards. Unless your condition is completely resolved and was minor to begin with, the military is unlikely to let you join. ...Read more

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Can you be sent to mental hospital without your permission?

Can you be sent to mental hospital without your permission?

Sometimes: If someone is so psychiatrically ill that he or she is a danger to self (highly suicidal) or others (threatening or intending harm) or gravely disabled (unable to provide for basic needs), then there are laws that allow doctors and police to put someone into a psychiatric hospital for up to 72 hours for evaluatoin. That can be extended with court review, if needed. Pt's can appeal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to check into a mental hospital for cutting?

Is it possible to check into a mental hospital for cutting?

Possibly: The provider will assess to see if admission criteria are met. Possible reasons for admission include: suicidal or homicidal thoughts, inability to function (daily life activities), loss of touch with reality or sometimes - failure of outpatient treatment. ...Read more

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Should I check in to a mental hospital? Can I get myself out?

Should I check in to a mental hospital? Can I get myself out?

No way to know: Without knowing what your concerns are, it is impossible to answer your qauestion. If one "checks in" voluntarily, usually one can "check out" voluntarily too. The exception would be if you describe serious suicidal intent or a plan to harm other people, which would compel you caregivers to seek enforced hospitalization. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it take to get sent to a mental hospital against your will?

Please explain what does it take to get sent to a mental hospital against your will?

Dangerousness: Each state in the us has laws specifying when someone can be "involuntarily committed." in the 1960s and 70s the states all adopted variations on a dangerousness standard, ie., suicidal or homicidal, plus in some states "grave disability", i.E, . Inability to provide food/clothing/shelter for oneself. Depending on the state, there is usually a review by a judge after a few days. ...Read more

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If you put your child into a mental hospital can you take him out at any time, or he has to stay a minimum stay?

If you put your child into a mental hospital can you take him out at any time, or he has to stay a minimum stay?

Depends:: If the child poses danger to himself or others, you may not have the option to take him out until the danger is past. ...Read more

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Is it possible that you could be sent to a long term mental hospital permanently? What would need to happen for this?

Is it possible that you could be sent to a long term mental hospital permanently? What would need to happen for this?

It's possible: Over the past 30 yrs or so, there has been a push for deinstitutionalization of the chronically mentally ill in the U.S. Nowadays, If someone is sent to a psychiatric facility long term, it is most likely b/c the persons were involved in repeated, serious attempts to injure themselves or others. Forensic psychiatric hospitals evaluate and treat mentally ill offenders who have committed crimes. ...Read more

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How much time will they put anorexics in the mental hospital for?

How much time will they put anorexics in the mental hospital for?

It depends: every situation is individual and when you are talking about anorexia you have to combine medical care with behavioral psychology. some can be done outpatient with the understanding that medical issues can be serious and may require hospitalization ...Read more

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Should i still have to go to rehab or a mental hospital if my cuts aren't that deep?

Should i still have to go to rehab or a mental hospital if my cuts aren't that deep?

Yes, recommended: It is not always the severity of the injury that determines necessity of care. If you still have thoughts or hear voices to harm yourself, then you need to get that under control for your safety. Superficial cuts in the wrong places can harm you more than a deep cut elsewhere. ...Read more

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Why aren't you allowed to bring a cell phone to a mental hospital? It sucks enough being there.

Ask unit staff: Don't expect them to change, but you may get a good explanation if you raise it respectfully w/ unit staff. Generally, they want to create a controlled secure environment w/out any external impacts. Only then can they see YOU and not deal w/ unknowns. Contact w/ outside stuff confuses matters. Try to use even the 'sucky' parts to learn what you need to in order to avoid relapse. Watch and learn. ...Read more