Anonymous asked: Can a family member force you to go see a psychologist against your will? My mum has decided I need to see one again after having been recovered for months and I don't feel comfortable with it. I really feel better and that this will be unnecessary
I don’t know what country you’re in, but I’m going to answer based on my knowledge of the UK system: Not that I’m aware of if you’re over 18. The only way you can receive mental health care on an involuntary basis is if you’ve been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Anyone else got insight they’d like to pitch in with?
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- pennybloodydreadful said: I’m no expert legality wise but if you’re unwilling and would be unhappy talking to a psychologist then there is no point in forcing you to go and see one. I guess it’s down to what you really need.
- feeling-all-the-feelings said: if you go along and it’s clear you don’t wnat to be there. the psychologist won’t want to waste their and your time so won’t see you anyway
- psycho--physical said: As far as the UK system goes, no one can force you unless you’ve been sectioned because you’re deemed to be a severe danger to yourself/others. If under 18, I’d recommend going along anyway, with a damn strong argument of why you shouldn’t be there.
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