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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Feb 2nd '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 6503 posts
Feb 2nd '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
Feb 2nd '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. :(

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
Feb 2nd '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
Feb 2nd '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 6503 posts
Feb 2nd '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 56012 posts
Feb 2nd '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.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6503 posts
Feb 2nd '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
Feb 2nd '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
Feb 2nd '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 56012 posts
Feb 2nd '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 Due June 25; 2 kids; Kentucky 4190 posts
Feb 2nd '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
Feb 2nd '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.

Laura [Syltherin] 3 kids; Florida 12072 posts
Feb 2nd '13

OP, we seem to be going through the same thing at the same time. If you need to talk just PM me.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Feb 2nd '13

Geez Rain, I dont know wtf is going on there. I asked one of the cops I use to work with what would happen here...as dispatcher I remember they would be sent in for an assesment at the hospital, at that point the doctor would see them and either give them a form 1 (72 hr observation) or release them.



I guess GA has different procedures, and thats a shame. I dont know what to tell you to get him some help...but on defense of the police, if its their protocol then they arent doing anything wrong. If I were you though I would call the hire up (her its the Staff Sergent, not sure about there) and talk with him/her to see if the officers are following protocol or not.