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There any laws dealing with commitment of teen for mental health?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
11 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Every state has laws concerning the process of mental health commitments for all people, including teens.
Check with your local law enforcement or county courthouse for details.

In brief: Yes

Every state has laws concerning the process of mental health commitments for all people, including teens.
Check with your local law enforcement or county courthouse for details.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes LOTS

Yes there are, and a lot depend on the age of the teen and the state you live in.
In most states the age of consent for mental issues is 14, not 18. That means a teen can refuse to be committed at 14 or older. If you believe them to be a danger to self or others, you can have them evaluated (taken by police to the ed if necessary), but a committal order may be needed to commit them.

In brief: Yes LOTS

Yes there are, and a lot depend on the age of the teen and the state you live in.
In most states the age of consent for mental issues is 14, not 18. That means a teen can refuse to be committed at 14 or older. If you believe them to be a danger to self or others, you can have them evaluated (taken by police to the ed if necessary), but a committal order may be needed to commit them.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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