We voluntarily went to an appointment, for what we knew to be an evaluation of him, for the purpose of recommending a level of care that would be best for him. He is suffering grief and loss as a result of his girlfriend commiting suicide. We the person who interviewed him returned to the waiting room to talk to me, she said she recommended inpatient treatment for him. She said she was going to talk to another dr. about his opinion. When she came back she told me he had been placed on 72 hour hold. I asked her if he agreed to that and she said, "No, he doesn't have to, we can do that if we feel he is a danger to himself or others." I couldn't see him until visiting hours. He is FURIOUS. It isn't helping him at all. It's making things so much worse. All he can think about is being trapped. I really need help getting him out as soon as possible. The doctors have the power to continue the hold past 72 hours if they see fit. Please help!
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