Determining When An Involuntary Commitment Is Warranted...

Apr 6, 2016 by

If you are the caregiver of a mentally ill loved one, then you are likely aware that a serious mental health-related crisis could occur at any time. Mental health crises can certainly be very stressful, and knowing the proper way to handle such a situation can be daunting. Of course in certain situations, having your loved one involuntarily committed is an option, but the entire process can be confusing. Here are some tips for determining when this legal process may be warranted: Make safety your # 1 priority Having a person’s rights taken away from them in an involuntary commitment process is a big deal, so you want to make absolutely sure that it’s only used as an absolute last alternative. If your relative is making threats about personally taking his or her life,...

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