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How can I get help for my son who is mentally ill and in Catoosa county jail with no meds and threating to kill himself.

Chickamauga, GA |

he was diagnosed with adhd,he suffers from depression,and I think he has ptss from being in prison for 10 yrs.straight .he hears voices,see's dead people and is suicidal.he is getting no meds now.what is the process to get him into a hospital and get him help?He is also very paranoid.

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Have you tried talking to any of the jail officials about arranging for a medical examination? A licensed doctor in Georgia can then execute a certificate stating that your son needs inpatient treatment, which will allow him to get the help he needs. Even though your son is in jail, he is still entitled to medical treatment if he is mentally ill. If they refuse to arrange an examination, call an attorney to help you.

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