Doctors will try to find the best way to get you back to your family and community as soon as possible.
For the caregiver
Sometimes there is conflict about receiving treatment in a hospital. In this case, you need to think about your loved one's legal rights. Provinces have laws that protect people who have mental health problems from being forced to go to a hospital or get treatment. These laws are different in each province. Get to know the laws in your province.
Working with a mental health care expert and putting your loved one into a hospital may not be an easy thing to do. But it might be the only thing you can do to prevent your loved one from harming himself or herself or others. In the hospital, your loved one will get treatment to help relieve symptoms and ease the danger.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health