my son has medical issues and this is dipolar,adhd,depression disorder,and mood swings and he has had several sucidal attempts. he won't agree to be committed and when he do agree then he gets to the hospital he will say that he feel sucidal but when they ask him face to face he say he don't. then they release him and he gets home and starts the same thing over again.what advice can you give me
See a lawyer. You might need to have him involuntarily committed. I think you would have to go before a judge to get the authority to do this since he is 21, but there might be some cases where the parent still can do it [for example, if the child has never lived anywhere but the parents' house and has always been on their health insurance, or something like that] without a court order. But I think it will likely take a court order.
What about the 5150 law...does it apply where you live? If you think that your son is a danger to himself I believe you can notify the police and they will take him in and he will be remanded to stay for I believe 72 hours at which time they will evaluate him. I'm not sure though so don't call the police until you have done some research on it in your state.
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