Mental Health Intervention: Calm in the Storm
There are a range of mental health issues that can make a person a danger to themselves or others. In the absence of effective help, mental health intervention is the only solution left available to families in Florida. It is important that people who suffer from mental health issues are able to get the support and care they need.
Mental Health Intervention
There are a number of circumstances in which mental health intervention may apply. The three main elements of Chapter 394 in Florida Statutes address these scenarios. Essentially, mental health intervention is designed to protect the person in question as well as other members of the community.
Posing a threat of harm to one’s self or another alone is not the only condition that may warrant a mental health intervention. If a person is unable to take care of himself due to a mental health condition, intervention may become necessary to ensuring that he receives the care he needs.
The Baker Act provides that an individual may be civilly committed if they meet certain criteria under the act. A petition must be made alleging that the individual is a risk to them self, another person, or is unable to care for them self. Once a person is committed under the Baker Act, he or she will need to go through evaluation. The Baker Act is not a punishment under the law. Mental health intervention can save lives in Florida, a goal that Tison Law Group is passionately committed to supporting. This process can also be abused and there are times that an individual can be held under a the Baker Act on a mere allegation with less than credible allegations, an attorney that has experience in litigating Baker Acts from both sides can assist you properly protect your loved one.
Tison Law Group Intervention Services
At Tison Law Group, we have over 20 years of experience in supporting individuals with mental health and addiction problems in finding help and support through intervention. It is important to stress that families who choose to pursue mental health intervention are acting in the best interests of the wider community, as well as the individual suffering from a mental health condition.
If you believe that a member of your family could benefit from mental health intervention, or if you feel that a family member is being unlawfully detained under a Baker Act call the offices of Tison Law Group today at 813-739-1776. We can provide you with a free consultation. Our team will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about mental health intervention in Florida.