Emergency Psychiatric Hospitalization

No one wants to face the difficult decision of requesting Emergency Psychiatric Hospitalization for a loved one, even when they are deteriorating. However, when a family member behaves aggressively or suicidally, they may be a danger to themselves or others, even people they love.


Conflict can occur when families feel that their loved one requires treatment in a Psychiatric Hospital but the ill family member does not agree.

How We Can Help

When safety is a concern it’s often helpful to seek advice from a professional in Mental Health Law. Attorney Gary Zalkin is both a lawyer and a psychotherapist; he can help you make informed choices and take the appropriate actions to protect the health and safety of family members. His expertise will help you to explore the potential alternatives to Emergency Psychiatric Hospitalization and then lead you through the process of getting help for your loved one. You and your family will not be alone.