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Who Do I Call In Emergency?

Discussion in 'Supporter Discussion' started by Maenad, May 13, 2007.

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  1. Maenad

    Maenad Member

    I hope this doesn't sound mean but I have found myself thinking that DH might benefit from a little rest in hospital one day if he goes off the deep end again. He's just started therepy so he's doing that pretty regularly now. I just think sometimes that it would be good to take away all of his responsibilities for a while and just concentrate on getting him physically healthy and sorting out his sleep and meds.

    I have no idea of the reality of such a thing though. Who do I call and under what circumstances? Is it a good idea or a bad one? :dont-know
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  3. batgirl

    batgirl I'm a VIP

    Well I'm in Canada and I'm not sure about Australia, but here, if someone is a danger to themselves or others, and won't voluntarily go to hospital, you can call the police. The police will then pick them up and escort them to hospital for compulsory treatment. If he's not harming himself though, here at least you can't do anything, unless he consents. If he does consent, calling his physician would be a good way to start the process, or a local crisis line of some sort.
  4. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    Call the ambulance on 000 as an emergency, and you must notify them of the particular instance, ie. mental health, not physical, and they will often take care of it under emergency situations, ie. when he loses it and gets out of control. The police will often also be involved, and he will then get mandatory incareration for mental illness, treatment and so forth until he is well again.
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