8 doctors weighed in:
What should I expect when I take a friend to the ER for suicidal ideas?
8 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: Will get evaluated
Your friend will be evaluated to assess his/her level of risk.
The latter will determine the level if care provided. She/he may get admitted to hospital, discharged to out patient clinic for follow up or admitted to a day hospital

In brief: Will get evaluated
Your friend will be evaluated to assess his/her level of risk.
The latter will determine the level if care provided. She/he may get admitted to hospital, discharged to out patient clinic for follow up or admitted to a day hospital
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Thank
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: F/U recommendations!
So sorry u had to go thru such a difficult experience, but i'm so glad ur friend has such a good friend 2! at the er, they probably conducted a psychiatric assessment and made arrangement for psychiatric & therapy follow up.
.. The next step is to follow up on such recommendations and keep faith & hope in the healing process. Keep ur encouraging, supportive & loving stance! take care of urself too!

In brief: F/U recommendations!
So sorry u had to go thru such a difficult experience, but i'm so glad ur friend has such a good friend 2! at the er, they probably conducted a psychiatric assessment and made arrangement for psychiatric & therapy follow up.
.. The next step is to follow up on such recommendations and keep faith & hope in the healing process. Keep ur encouraging, supportive & loving stance! take care of urself too!
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Thank
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Evaluation
Your friend will be evaluated to determine if they are in imminent danger. If he/she is, he/she may be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

In brief: Evaluation
Your friend will be evaluated to determine if they are in imminent danger. If he/she is, he/she may be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors