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