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Question "Locked Up" - January 25th 2013, 09:23 AM

Is it possible to request being put into an asylum or something?

If so, what would they deem as 'acceptable' to be put in there?

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Re: "Locked Up" - January 25th 2013, 09:51 AM

You can go voluntarily into inpatient treatment facilities, but under public health care you would need to be assessed by a psychiatrist to make sure it is necessary. If you went private it would cost a buttload more and I don't know so much about it.

Usually where I am, if you need to be in hospital, you get told, and you have a choice of going voluntarily or being forced to go. There's often in-between places in a not quite so strict setting for people who aren't as unwell who would benefit from extra supervision or something.

If you think you need to be in an inpatient facility or something like that, then you need to be talking to your doctor or psychiatrist about why you feel that way.
   
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Re: "Locked Up" - January 25th 2013, 04:28 PM

They don't really call psychiatric hospitals asylums anymore, at least not where I am from. But you can go in voluntarily but like Jess said would need to be assessed first to see if you actually need that level of treatment. I usually end up getting forced to go.


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