Most states require that you be a danger to yourself or others before you can be involuntarily institutionalized. Unless your therapist believes you're suicidal beyond outpatient treatment's ability to help or homicidal, she will probably try to treat you, rather than commit you. If you're curious about
your state's laws regarding this topic, check out this website:www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/index.php
Select your state from the drop down window and it will tell you about
your state's laws.
Hope this is helpful,
SerafenaCo-Moderator, Bipolar ForumBipolar II
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