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What does detention mean in the Mental Health Act?

What does detention mean in the Mental Health Act?

Detention means that you are taken to hospital against your will. This is also known as sectioning. For more information on sectioning please see our ‘Mental Health Act’ page. This page looks at how you can be discharged from the Mental Health Act.

How does therapeutic detention work in juvenile detention?

Therapeutic detention fulfills the same function, but adds an element of provision of supportive or therapeutic care, such as general support and counseling, more formal behavioral health care, or “treatment” of delinquency or violence. Critics of the therapeutic detention philosophy have posited three objections.

Are there mental health issues in juvenile detention?

It has been recognized for some time that juveniles involved with the criminal justice system have high rates of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.

What are rights of involuntarily detained persons?

Rights of involuntarily detained persons. Involuntary commitment — Individualized discharge plan. Rights of voluntarily committed persons. Persons committed following dismissal of sex, violent, or felony harassment offense — Notification of conditional release, final release, leave, transfer, or escape — To whom given — Definitions.

Who are the witnesses in a mental health case?

Witnesses may be called; these are often family members, friends, and mental health professionals. Mental health professionals, particularly psychiatrists, testify about the nature of the patient’s illness and the reasons they believe the person is an imminent danger to self or others.

Can a family member force their family member into treatment?

The Mental Health Act provides another way, known as a “Form 2,” to have your family member assessed. See “Can I force my family member into treatment?” Can I force my family member into treatment?

When to take someone into custody for mental health?

72-Hour Hold or “5150” When a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is a danger to others, or to himself/herself, or gravely disabled, they may be taken into custody against their will for up to 72 hours for assessment and evaluation. When there is probable cause for involuntary detention, those who

Can a relative be forced to get mental health treatment?

If your relative is over the age of 18, they can’t be forced to have treatment they don’t want. They can only be forced to have treatment if they are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. You can try to help your relative by encouraging them to get help from their GP.