The decision of whether or not an individual is referred for a screening for involuntary commitment (AKA Baker Act) is generally done by non-mental health professionals (such as police officers and family members).

What types of information would be useful for these individuals to know? If you were to design a training what information would you include?


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American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders, (5th Ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; Washington, DC.

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