I suffer from depression and am receiviing ECT treatments. My husband has said he is going to get me committed, is it easy for him to do?
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I suffer from depression I'm so sorry and am receiviing ECT treatments. I hope they are helping?
My husband has said he is going to get me committed, is it easy for him to do? It is NOT easy for him to do an involuntary committment with any degree of long term commitment, because that takes significant medical certifications of the need. However, it IS possible for him to do so on a 3 day basis, after making an Ex Parte petition to the court, explaining (truthfully or not) that you are a danger to yourself or others. If the evidence provided convinces the court sufficiently that you should be examined by a professional mental heath provider, you may be involuntarily committed for that examination purpose, for up to 72 hours. It is not the highest Burden of Proof, apparently, so I'd say that it is not terribly difficult to get an Order for this involuntary commitment for examination.
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