Please ask me anything you question specifically.
I can only give you my answers.
I have stated what a counselor can do, what a psychiatrist does, that a counselor alone is not adequate here, they can not adjust medicine, etc.
And have given you several suggestions of what you can do.
As far as medication adjustements, in someone already suicidal if medication is not working then a doctor will usually hospitalized a patient to adjust medication...since increasing the dose or changing the medicine can in some cases increase the suicidal tendency.
If the patient is stable an not suicidal, outpatient adjustment is generally done.
As far as involuntary admission, in the UK it is initially for 72 hours for assessment but can be extended to 28 days, or even 6 months in the case of the mentally ill.
What other questions do you have ....anything at all
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