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I  had a good friend who was rather a severe psychiatric nurse, and his one piece of advice was "If you think your family are going to try to commit you, go and commit yourself first". If you commit yourself then you can discharge yourself. If however through a relatives intercession you have been comitted in effect by the state, then you cant leave without the medical authorities permission

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jan 27th, 2011 at 12:19:17 PM EST

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