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How do I contact social services for a suicide watch for someone I know?

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Dr. Mary Melton
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

Social services do not provide suicide watch.
If someone is seriously suicidal, the only safe place is a hospital. Call a local psych hospital for more information.

In brief: You can't

Social services do not provide suicide watch.
If someone is seriously suicidal, the only safe place is a hospital. Call a local psych hospital for more information.
Dr. Mary Melton
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Dr. Jerry Smith
You also can take your loved one to any emergency room or call 911.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You can ask your local police department to do a well-being check.
Also, you can take this person to the er, where s/he will have a psych. Eval. If a person requires a suicide watch, then the hospital is the safest place for that person to be.

In brief: See below

You can ask your local police department to do a well-being check.
Also, you can take this person to the er, where s/he will have a psych. Eval. If a person requires a suicide watch, then the hospital is the safest place for that person to be.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Joel Feiner
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Suicide watch

One important intervention to consider is a meeting of friends and relatives to tdevelop a plan to take turns in the presence of the person, with the latter asleep or awake and with relevant emergency phone numbers available.
This is not a treatment but a stop gap until a more definitive intervention can be activated.

In brief: Suicide watch

One important intervention to consider is a meeting of friends and relatives to tdevelop a plan to take turns in the presence of the person, with the latter asleep or awake and with relevant emergency phone numbers available.
This is not a treatment but a stop gap until a more definitive intervention can be activated.
Dr. Joel Feiner
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