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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:56 PM

28. NOBODY can "order a psychiatric hold" unless

they are an immediate danger to themselves or others. The law takes a narrow view of that test. One has to be in the act of causing injury in order to trigger a limited 72 hour involuntary hold. Longer commitments are nearly impossible to sell to the courts. This is why many of the mentally ill end up sleeping, untreated, on the streets.

Best of luck to the wife. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT! I hope you find an experienced prescribed who is able to find medications that are effective and tolerable.

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