Question by  ashleysisson (33)

What is involved in putting someone in a mental health ward?


Answer by  Rose (6804)

In order to have an adult admitted to a mental health ward you must first have the court system declare them incompetent and award you the right to make medical decisions for them. It is suggested that you also have the courts admit the person.


Answer by  S54 (39)

Take the person to the nearest emergency room. A mental health evaluation will be performed and then the person will be sent to the psychiatric unit if necessary.


Answer by  amberjusm (306)

First,take the patient to their primary care doctor or if the situation calls for it, to the nearest emergency room. After a mental health consult, the patient will be given the opportunity to enter treatment. If the patient denies, you must state that the patient is a threat to himself or others. Then they can be admitted non voluntarily.

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