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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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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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I promised I wouldn't commit suicide but I am losing every bit of self control I have to keep the promise. Should I go to a mental hospital?

I promised I wouldn't commit suicide but I am losing every bit of self control I have to keep the promise. Should I go to a mental hospital?

Absolutely: Tell someone. Make sure you talk about this. It can be very helpful to acknowledge where you're at. Tell as many people you can that you trust and feel safe with. Call a suicide hotline. Ask for an urgent appointment with a therapist or counselor. Tell your physician. Don't wait or ignore. Don't do drugs or alcohol. If these are exhausted or you feel this is a crisis, then yes go to a hospital. ...Read more

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Very stressed. Could I go to a mental hospital to de stress only for 2 days? Would starting meds before finals be a bad idea? I have finals Tuesday.

Very stressed. Could I go to a mental hospital to de stress only for 2 days? Would starting meds before finals be a bad idea? I have finals Tuesday.

Acute Anxiety: I commend you for your desire to have Education for future career. Thank you for informing about Fatigue, depression, using Vynase and Ativan as needed. Do not use Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) -can cause restlessness, trouble concentrating, insomnia and depression Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi You can destress in a State Park or National Park, not Mental Hospital Take Ativan ...Read more

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I have anxiety from molestation. I tried to kill myself at least 3 times but have thoughts about suicide everyday, should I go to a mental hospital?

I have anxiety from molestation. I tried to kill myself at least 3 times but have thoughts about suicide everyday, should I go to a mental hospital?

Probably.: You then will need therapy with someone familiar with the special needs of sexual trauma survivors. You do need to go to a hospital that knows how to assess trauma and stabilize in appropriate ways. You will probably Ned to consider medications for the depressive symptoms and learn coping skills to deal with the suicidal ideations. Please take action soon! ...Read more

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Could a psychiatrist force you to go to a mental hospital without parental consent?

Could a psychiatrist force you to go to a mental hospital without parental consent?

Yes, but rarely: In most states psychiatrists have a duty to hospitalize only those patients who are acutely a danger to themselves (for instance, if they are suicidal and plan to act on this imminently& cannot be convinced otherwise). The hospitalization is always to protect the patient or the party at risk, to initiate proper treatment for the pt, & to keep the pt safe. This is a rare outcome. ...Read more

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Could I go to a mental hospital for depression/anxiety and suicide attempts?

Could I go to a mental hospital for depression/anxiety and suicide attempts?

Psych admission: They will admit you if 1. You are an imminent danger to self, 2. Imminent danger to others, 3. Gravely disabled, they will not just admit you based on hx of suicide attempts in past and you are not suicidal etc, unless you want to pay cash, best is go to er and have yourself checked out. ...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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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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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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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?

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