Mental Health Detention in an Emergency Room

Authored By: Disability Rights Texas

"You have come to or been brought to the emergency department for psychiatric evaluation. You may be feeling overwhelmed, angry, embarrassed, frightened, numb, or in a state of disbelief. You may feel that being in the ER is a mistake and you just want to leave. Most of all, you want to know what is going to happen next. This sheet provides information for people over 16 years of age about the ER process and the law." -- Mental Health Detention in an ER, Disability Rights Texas

Last Review and Update: Jul 09, 2012