Ruskin, FL asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California

Q: can a mental health clinic i was refered to send me away and tell me they cant help with suicidal thoughts?

I was suicidal ive been untreated postpartum for 2 years my brother commited suicide my mom died, ive been trying to get help but have failed up until now i have a good therpist prescribing my meds ive been off for 10 years. i needed help i was instigated and pushed away and i know its not right but i also know they have responsibilities as people in positions of trust they abused the power and i couldve ended my life or worse hurt someone else i was desperate my thoughts were scaring me and after they kicked me out i almost jumped out of moving car the security guard told me nobody would help me and id be right back there where they were kicking me out! this isnt right im not letting it go ive filed grievances and independant medical reviews i plan on suing them i lost my companion my only friend he had to be the one to get me help and its ruined our relationship. i almost lost my life now things in my life will never be the same, im awating my 3rd knee surgery and my neck twitches.

1 Lawyer Answer

William John Light

  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your question indicates that you are in Florida, but you asked your question in the California section. In California, if you are feeling suicidal, there are many options, including hotlines, personal physicians, the police and County Hospitals. If you are a danger to yourself, you can be confined in a psychiatric institution and given appropriate medications for a short period of time which can be extended in certain circumstances. I imagine that Florida is probably similar. Do not fixate on a specific mental health clinic. There is help available and you would be missed.

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