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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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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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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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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 go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

Should I go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

In most states: one way is going to the emergency room will suffice. While there, a mental health worker will take down your information, find a psychiatric hospital that's suitable for your needs and have you transported (some of the time, depends on the situation). All you do is show up and tell what's wrong. The ER can take hours or minutes of waiting; maybe bring a book to read. You can also see your MD. ...Read more

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Could i be forced to go to a mental hospital?

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Could i be forced to go to a mental hospital?

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