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will my child be institiounalized if he is having suicidal thoughts

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Asked by lali321 at 11:53 AM on Sep. 10, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Can you elaborate? Your question is very vague

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:55 AM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • Well maybe, maybe for a short time, and you should want this to keep him from harming himself. If he is feeling this way, please don't let this stop you from getting him help.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 11:55 AM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • it is possible

    Answer by tigger3itch at 12:04 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • Institutionalized seems like a very scary way to think. Get him help. He may be kept for observation of his own safety, but probably not for long just enough to be confident he won't hurt himself. It really depends on his state of mind and what the underlying issues are. Again, get him help.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 12:09 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • very possible however they may want him to meet with a counselor first.
    my daughter did this, we went to childrens and the head lady for pshyciatry (sp) sent her home and said she was not a danger and to get her into counseling.

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 12:18 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • More details please! If your son is depressed try and get him on the right medication and if he is still have suicidal thoughts and tendacys then yes have him hospitalized so he doesn't harm him self! Talk to his doctor ad see what they want you to do!

    Answer by rachel216 at 12:18 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • I agree with tessie above. Are you seeking help for him? Does he see a Psychiatrist now?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:19 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • institutions are rare now-a-days and it takes a lot to be put in one for very long. so at most they will put him under observation for a few days for his own safety while trying to help him. they want him to be safe while they try to help him through this difficult time. DH use to work at a childrens crisis unit and most of the kids were there for a week...and they had very complex and/or dangerous mental illnesses.

    get him the help, even if they want to put him into anything to protect your kid!

    Answer by okmanders at 12:22 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • No

    Answer by louise2 at 12:58 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • It is up to you to get him the help he needs, which will involve a counselor and be sure it is a licensed counselor. After talking to your son and you , possibly, the doctor can make suggestions. One might be for him to spend time in a quiet, regimented place to watch and help him. That is rarelt the case, unless he has actively done something harmful, slashed his wrists, built a bomb, etc.
    So more than likely the answer would be no. But please get him help.
    These threats/thoughts are to be taken very seriously. It is a call for help.

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:41 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

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