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I have a relative who has a 30 year old daughter with

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I have a relative who has a 30 year old daughter with bipolar disorder but cannot get her to see a doctor. She is violent and threatens suicide. They cannot afford to pay for treatment for her. What can they do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. If their daughter is threatening to hurt herself than they need to call 911 or take her to the emergency room immediately as this is considered a serious situation that warrants involuntary commitment. For long-term treatment of Bipolar Disorder, she will require medications, and while that could cost money many counties have behavioral centers for free or low cost treatment which she can apply for. Overall though this is a serious situation and needs to be addressed immediately because she is threatening to harm herself. After she is committed the social worker will work with her and her parents to find free or low cost mental health treatment in her area for long-term outpatient treatment.