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Yes, they can commit her for evaluation.
All states have provisions in their law that allow them to involuntarily commit someone when he or she is believed to be a danger to himself or to others and in need of possible treatment. In Georgia that section of the law that defines who gets inpatient treatment says this:GA. CODE ANN. § 37-3-1(9.1)."Inpatient" means a person who is mentally ill and:(A)(i) Who presents a substantial risk of imminent harm to that person or others, as manifested by either recent overt acts or recent expressed threats of violence which present a probability of physical injury to that person or other persons; or(ii) Who is so unable to care person's own physical health and safety as to create an imminently life-endangering crisis; and(B) Who is in need of involuntary inpatient treatment.
You can read more about this law here.
She can only be held up to 5 days, and then if she's not a danger to herself, she should be released by the end of the 5 days, with some plan for outpatient counseling or further treatment. Otherwise, she could be committed for longer. But she'd be entitled to a hearing and a lawyer to fight for her release at that time.
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