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as far as i’m concerned, there are particular issues that, if discussed/shared with a mental health professional, may lead to hospitalisation. like suicidal thoughts/attempts, selfharm, EDs. my questions are: are there any other things that may lead to hospitalisation? are there any measures except for hospitalisation that may be taken? are they compulsory or voluntary?

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    • Finleaf

      331d

      @sofiaxox yep same here. I've noticed its something my friends who haven't been to therapy before worry about immensely, but I've never had a doctor, psychologist or therapist even mention hospitalisation once they knew about my s/h or SI. Maybe it differs between cultures and countries though

    • AnimalBoy

      331d

      In many countries, including the US, involuntarily hospitalization is only applicable to those who are an active immediate danger to themselves or others. Meaning that unless your therapist thinks you're going to leave their office and harm yourself or another person you wont be hospitalized. They may suggest voluntary hospitalization, which may or may not be a good option for you depending on your specific situation, but that isn't the same thing and you can say no to voluntary hospitalization and even ask that it not be recommended again. Make sure you look up your rights and what is typical when speaking to any medical professional to help yourself keep an eye out for mistreatment or mistakes that may be signs to switch providers.

    • serendi

      331d

      Not sure where you are, but in the US at least, they can only suggest to you (i.e. must be voluntary) unless you or someone else are in immediate danger. For example, if you are suicidal and talk about wanting to die, or even if you have a way you’d do it but there is no probable cause you WILL do it anytime soon, then it must be voluntary. If you have a plan, a time, and the opportunity/access to carry it out, THEN they are allowed to call for involuntary. Same way if it’s IRT harming another person.

      • serendi

        331d

        @serendi If they try to force an involuntary without probable cause, you can pursue recourse and refuse.

    • sofiaxox

      332d

      Idk i have discussed both self harm and suicidal ideation and havent been hospitalised

      • Finleaf

        331d

        @sofiaxox yep same here. I've noticed its something my friends who haven't been to therapy before worry about immensely, but I've never had a doctor, psychologist or therapist even mention hospitalisation once they knew about my s/h or SI. Maybe it differs between cultures and countries though

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