Disclaimer: The following information applies to New York State and should not be construed as legal advice, but as a means whereby tenants may increase their awareness about the rights they have as a matter of law with regard to their leasehold interest in a particular piece of property. Next thing you know the government will be spending my tax dollars to coddle and medicate 75million (one quarter of the US population) self loathers. The process of commitment is simple: Mom has to go into the magistrates’s office and sign a commitment paper describing what is happening. I have an 18 yr old son whom we had to place in the psych department at a local hospital.
On each of these suggestions, whether it is in the outpatient therapy app’t in a week and a half, or in the PCP office insist that your sister enter the area with him to give her account of the observations. Everything is confidential, however, and if he is admitted to a unit for observation he will need to sign a release of information with his dad and stepmom’s (your sister) name on the paper to get any information from the dr. He will also have to give them the security number or code in order for them to allow visitors or phone calls.
He / She will ask a number of questions about your mental stability, your living conditions, employment/disability, home life, (current, not childhood), any stress, suicidal and homicidal thoughts, depression, maybe anxiety, drug use, alcohol use, psychosis, hallucinations, etc. I wish you the best and I would love to hear the outcome of your attempt to contact the medical team/social worker to work through this.
After my release I tried to find a lawyer to represent me and 9 out of 10 would not return my phone calls – the only one that did was way out of my price range, so despite the nightmare that I lived through I was never able to find any sort of unbiased legal representation either during or after my experience. If you cannot reach ‘her social worker’ leave a message with the secretary that you want a phone call from the social worker.
In our last update, we were writing about the ethics problems of New York City Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark. After a series of frantic phone calls and e-mails on March 21 and 22 between a half-dozen city officials and the Yankees, Ottley-Brown ordered Kellman to produce a new report. Also on the board at Revson is Stacy Dick who was at Evercore overlapping for a number of years with David Offensend.