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Old 08-18-16, 01:05 AM   #1
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Hey all, I'm trying to gain some answers or resources I can use to find answers for my girlfriend. She visited a local hospital's pyschiatric office with feelings of a panic attack. She reported to me they admitted her out of her will. This happened last Saturday.

It's now, er was Wednesday and when talking to her social worker about when she can leave they gave her an indefinite answer. My first question, is there a point in which she can voluntarily leave? If anyone has any resources that I can contact regarding to laws within Ohio to help me find an answer I would greatly appreciate it. I'm worried because the hospital she is at has very poor reviews. They have her on antidepressants and anti anxiety meds which I expected but for some reason she's on an antipsychotic. She had no intentions of harming herself or others. What further complicates the matter is they have activities scheduled really early and attendance is factored into being told when she can leave she reported but the meds make her sleep in. She reported that they just medicate the other patients to keep everyone to themselves, sadly this reinforces the reviews I have read.

I'm hoping for any help here to get her out as soon as possible, during my visit today she was back to her normal chipper self and expressed how much she wants out.
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Old 08-18-16, 10:27 PM   #2
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It varies depending where you live so I can't tell you the specifics of Ohio but here a psychiatrist (or another kind of doctor if no shrink is available) can hold you for up to 72 hours without any court order of any kind. For anything longer, you need the judgement of a court to keep you against your will. That doesn't mean they will make leaving seem like an option to you, you'll have to request it, probably multiple times.
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Old 08-19-16, 01:55 AM   #3
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Hey Lucid, thanks for your response. I found out quite a bit today and it has me worried. Ohio does operate under a 72 hour hold for voluntary admissions. The shady thing is the psych er she visited was going to release her and had a list of doctors for her to contact then when they saw her insurance they said they can help her now but didn't explain what that meant, so she in the midst of a panic attack signed voluntary admission paperwork. I talked to her earlier and told her she needs to talk to her social worker and request to be discharged and if denied she needs to file a 3 day letter. Now.. the problem is, her social worker hasn't even come by for several days and she hasn't been able to reach her. I know I am not able to access much information but i'm going to call in tomorrow and request the head of staffing and explain try to make a case to request the social worker visit her. Fingers crossed.. she's having issues staying awake with all the crap they put her on. It just really sucks because it's a for profit institution and reading reviews as well as glass door has me so stressed out since it's bad.
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