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Anyone Can Have You Committed!

Needless to say, involuntary mental health treatment is an important power of the state’s Probate Courts to ensure that individuals with mental illness get the care they need. Many times, untreated mental illness can pose a threat to the individual and others. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over half of Michigan’s adult residents who suffer from mental illness are not receiving any treatment/counseling. Commitment to a psychiatric facility or hospitalization can be voluntary but anyone 18 and over-LITERALLY ANYONE, can petition the court to have someone involuntarily hospitalized for psychiatric treatment and the filing is free… Click HERE to learn more!

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