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Experts say this could happen to any parent: Mental health professionals have the power to put any child in a 72-hour psych hold, without the parents' permission, if they think it's necessary.
In 6-year-old Jack Dorman's case, he drew a violent picture and wrote that he wanted to die. Syndi Dorman says her son suffers from separation anxiety and was having a rough time because her husband was in the midst of being deployed to Iraq. She says she told school officials she would get him to a therapist that day, but they said it was out of her hands and an ambulance was already on its way.
Originally posted by monkofmimir
reply to post by spinalremain
the kid suffer from seperation anxiety and they try and help him by taking him away from his parent against either of their wills.
how does that help?
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by Versa
Sorry I have to disagree with you.
Psych wards in the US are a joke. I know I have been in one.