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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.
I am sorry to about this issue with you 17 yo daughter.
Seeing that your daughter has an extensive history- I would guess that you are familiar with the Community Mental Health Center in your County.
It is through the county mental health Center that you and another adult ( familiar with your daughters condition) can sigh a statement
asking the court to have her committed for involuntary examination.
Criteria for involuntary commitment in Georgia is :
GA. CODE ANN. § 37-3-1(9.1). "Inpatient" means a person who is mentally ill and:
(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 for that 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.
If by chance you do not know or have the contact information for the Mental Health Center in the county (where your daughter resides)
please respond with the name of the County and I will be happy to identify contact resources for you.