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Voluntary Commitment To Mental Hospital
Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?
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.
Food: Hopefully a balanced diet depending on your condition.
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.
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
A lot: If in a mh u better have ins, some charge cash. May go to a state mhSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.