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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Laura [Syltherin]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Yes they will I've never heard of anyone ... [snip!] ... when the police were called he was given the option of going but he was told it want mandatory and that he couldn't be forced."


That is messed up



What if he said that he wanted to kill himself but didn't want to go to the hospital? And then he killed himself.



Police cannot just look the other way. I am outraged over what you have read. I would be livid with the officers and that policy. esp if someone took thier life after the police looked the other way

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" That is messed up What if he said that he wanted to kill himself but didn't want to go to the hospital? ... [snip!] ... read. I would be livid with the officers and that policy. esp if someone took thier life after the police looked the other way"


EXACTLY!



And I expressed that to the dispatcher, and to the officer. I said I didn't want anyone coming out if they weren't absolutely going to take him because I didn't want them to come, not take him, him get more mad/depressed, and then just attempt it right after they leave.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
2nd Feb '13

i'm so sorry! i was sure that if someone is an immediate danger to themselves or others, they could and should be taken to the hospital, with our without their consent. :(

JΔ$ Georgia 76491 posts
status 2nd Feb '13

They should have taken him because he's a danger to himself. I'd call the police again. I'm sorry you're going through this and today of all days. Not really the day for all of it. <3

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
2nd Feb '13

I think they didn't take him because he was just threatning to do it. SO had the dts a few years ago & they said that they couldn't force him to go to the hospital but that if he tried harming himself or others to call 911 and request paramedics to evaluate him because they could make him go if they wanted to

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" I think they didn't take him because he was just threatning to do it. SO had the dts a few years ago ... [snip!] ... harming himself or others to call 911 and request paramedics to evaluate him because they could make him go if they wanted to"


yeah but threats can become actions. plus, he actually told the police himself that he was suicidal and wanted to kill himself. when does it get serious enough for the cops to take him?



this country is so messed up when it comes to the health and well being of people who need medical care of mental and suicidal problems :(



i'm really sorry, OP. i really do hope he gets some help soon.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" I think they didn't take him because he was just threatning to do it. SO had the dts a few years ago ... [snip!] ... harming himself or others to call 911 and request paramedics to evaluate him because they could make him go if they wanted to"


I guess so. It's still crazy though. He'd have to be actually in the process of doing it to be taken? By the time EMTs get there, it might be too late. I don't get that.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" I think they didn't take him because he was just threatning to do it. SO had the dts a few years ago ... [snip!] ... harming himself or others to call 911 and request paramedics to evaluate him because they could make him go if they wanted to"


So if I have a handful of pills, and am telling the officers that I want to kill myself, then I should be left at home cause I haven't done it yet?



Makes no sense



All threats of suicide MUST be taken as seriously as if they already carried it out.



I'm trying to look up Georgia mental hygiene laws but as far as I can tell, it is the officers discretion about making them go to the hospital. Which is stupid.



This whole thing is pissing me off



Sorry Raine. I don't mean to take this over.

JΔ$ Georgia 76491 posts
status 2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" So if I have a handful of pills, and am telling the officers that I want to kill myself, then I should ... [snip!] ... them go to the hospital. Which is stupid. This whole thing is pissing me off Sorry Raine. I don't mean to take this over."</blockquote>



GA is a stupid state so I'm not surprised.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" So if I have a handful of pills, and am telling the officers that I want to kill myself, then I should ... [snip!] ... them go to the hospital. Which is stupid. This whole thing is pissing me off Sorry Raine. I don't mean to take this over."


No, you're fine.



The whole situation is completely stupid.

PinkyMcGee Due July 2; 2 kids; Orange City, Florida 293 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laura [Syltherin]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Yes they will I've never heard of anyone ... [snip!] ... when the police were called he was given the option of going but he was told it want mandatory and that he couldn't be forced."</blockquote>




If you're really in Florida they should have taken him in and Baker Acted him. If he poses a danger to himself they can and usually do force admit. I would have called and talked to a higher up.



OP I would look into your state laws as most states have a law that allows for forced holds in these situations. Once you know the exact law you can call again and mention you want him to be held under that law.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
2nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" So if I have a handful of pills, and am telling the officers that I want to kill myself, then I should ... [snip!] ... them go to the hospital. Which is stupid. This whole thing is pissing me off Sorry Raine. I don't mean to take this over."</blockquote>



I agree with you & I think theey should have taken OPs husband but unfortunetly they didn't. OP check into some mental health facilities G see if they could get him into counceling or something similar.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting M walls:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" So if I have a handful of pills, and am ... [snip!] ... they didn't. OP check into some mental health facilities G see if they could get him into counceling or something similar."



Her husband won't go voluntarily



And as much as I hate to say this, I'm pretty sure he is doing it all for attention.

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4168 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Yes they will I've never heard of anyone telling a cop they are suicidal and then being able to stay ... [snip!] ... Here, once someone calls the police for a suicidal person, that person go to the hospital no matter what. There is no choice"


He told them he wasn't suicidal so they didn't take him.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
2nd Feb '13
Quoting norah's.momma✿:" He told them he wasn't suicidal so they didn't take him."


no, he told them he WAS suicidal. that's why the situation is so baffling.