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Can you be put in a psych ward for self injury or for suicidal thoughts?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hospitalization

Many people who have uncontrollable desires to self-harm or kill themselves find relief in being hospitalized.
Such feelings can sometimes be extremely intense. Inpatient treatment can allow focused help in a protected environment that they don't have at home. Addressing painful issues can begin, with round-the-clock help. Discharge to ongoing outpatient treatment is possible afterwards.

In brief: Hospitalization

Many people who have uncontrollable desires to self-harm or kill themselves find relief in being hospitalized.
Such feelings can sometimes be extremely intense. Inpatient treatment can allow focused help in a protected environment that they don't have at home. Addressing painful issues can begin, with round-the-clock help. Discharge to ongoing outpatient treatment is possible afterwards.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: In short, yes.

If you are suicidal, all states have provisions for emergency hospitalization for you to get the help you need.

In brief: In short, yes.

If you are suicidal, all states have provisions for emergency hospitalization for you to get the help you need.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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