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Ashy OP wrote

ok that makes me hopeful, thanks

can they "hospitalize" me if i'm otherwise totally functioning and happy? i really..don't want to go back. i just want psychiatry out of my life.

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CameronNemo wrote

can they "hospitalize" me if i'm otherwise totally functioning and happy?

No idea. Likely depends on jurisdiction. Might depend on if you had been institutionalized before, and what the terms of your release were. Also I think you are a minor, so your parents might be able to hospitalize you against your will.

Typically you would only get hospitalized if you were determined to be "a danger to yourself or others", from what I understand.

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Ashy OP wrote

i am a minor yeah...new york state

i was institutionalized before. it was undoubtibly the most traumatic experience of my life...irreparable damage to my relationship with my parents. all the people i used to trust and who cared for me, everything they did was now meaningless.

sorry for that tangent,,, i don't know what the terms of my release were. who gets to decide if i'm a danger? could they involuntarily commit me? i don't know if they would, but just the idea of going back is terrifying...

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