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Doctor insights on: Voluntary Commitment To Mental Hospital

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.