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What happens if you try and runaway from the hospital if you have overdosed or have suicidal thoghts ?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Psych Hold

Most states allow for an "emergency petition" ("5150h&s" in california), as a temporary, involuntary hold for psychiatric evaluation and stabilization.
If you present with a suicidal thoughts and/or an overdose, you can be detained, or if try & run away have the police catch you & bring you back to er for evaluation.

In brief: Psych Hold

Most states allow for an "emergency petition" ("5150h&s" in california), as a temporary, involuntary hold for psychiatric evaluation and stabilization.
If you present with a suicidal thoughts and/or an overdose, you can be detained, or if try & run away have the police catch you & bring you back to er for evaluation.
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