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Does anyone know how to go about getting someone committed to a mental ward or hospital or psych unit or someplace like that?

Who do you call to get the ball rolling on this?
It needs to happen today,tonight or tomorrow...just sometime SOON.
We don't know where to begin.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on May. 19, 2010 in Health

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Answers (7)
  • You call the police-not 911 but the other line. You can find the number in the first few pages of the phone book or type it into google. If the person is a threat to you or anyone else you can call 911.
    imamommmmyyy

    Answer by imamommmmyyy at 5:38 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • It depends on what is wrong, where this person lives and how old they are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • I believe you would call you local law enforcement, and they will either respond and deal with the situation or they'll transfer you to a social services "hot line" or hospital (whichever handles emergency cases like this.)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:03 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Call the police non-emergency number and ask to speak to someone about this, or call your county intermediate unit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • I believe here you have to call the County Health Department and you have to prove that the person is a danger to themselves or others.
    TimandMely4ever

    Answer by TimandMely4ever at 5:17 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU FOR YOUR ANSWERS!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • First off, IF they are under 18 and you are their legal guardian or parent, you have the right to admit them against their will. Simply take them to the ER and pronounce them a danger to themselves or someone else or say that they are mentally unsound... (This is why my mother did)

    Second off, IF they are over 18, you would have to first file charges against them and have LEGAL PROOF that they are a danger to themselves or others. Otherwise it is 100% up to them. IF you get that "LEGAL PROOF" you will also have to go through a trial and other legal things to have them committed against their will...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:28 PM on May. 19, 2010

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