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How do you get a grownup man to go see a mental health spe

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How do you get a grownup man to go see a mental health specialist
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum.
Hello. Contrary to popular opinion no mental health professional can convince any individual to do something they do not want to do. An individual chooses to seek out mental health treatment based on their own choice, just like if someone had a heart issue it is up to that person to make the decision to seek out a cardiologist.
I would like to ask, for what reason do you believe this man must seek the assistance from a mental health professional? Do you believe this man is a danger to himself or others? And are you willing to accept the possibility that there may be nothing you can do to help this man if he chooses not to seek treatment?