Mental Commitments

Local Behavioral Health Hospital Resources

Local Behavioral Health Hospital Resources This is a resource listi​ng of area behavioral health facilities. It is not intended to be a recommendation or referral to a specific facility. Each facility may offer programs to include adult/geriatric/adolescent inpatient services, intensive outpatient programs, as well as other types of services. You are encouraged to contact the facility of your choice to inquire about program offerings and/or qualifications

Frequently Asked Questions

  
Who can fill out a mental health warrant?
Anyone over the age of 18 who has been in contact with the person in need of treatment within the last 72 hours.
What does a mental health warrant do?
A mental health warrant allows a law enforcement agency to detain a person and take that person to a mental health hospital for an evaluation. It also allows the applicant to answer questions and state why that person is in need of mental health treatment.
What information do I need to provide in order to obtain a mental health warrant?
The main information needed in order to obtain a mental health warrant is how the person in need of treatment has been a danger to themselves or others in the last 72 hours.
Does a mental health warrant keep someone in the hospital for a set length of time?
No, the mental health warrant only allows for law enforcement to transport a person to a mental health hospital for evaluation.
Does a mental health warrant expire?
Yes, 48 hours after issuance.
If the person in need of treatment is not currently within Collin County, what do I do?
You should contact Mental Commitment office of that county.
What happens after a mental health warrant is signed?
After the Judge reviews and signs a mental health warrant, the applicant will take the warrant and coordinate service of that warrant with the appropriate law enforcement agency.
When can I fill out a mental health warrant?
The mental commitments office is open 8:00 am -4:30pm each business day.
What do I do if the office is closed and I need assistance?
Call 911.
If a person is currently in the act of endangering themselves or others, what do I do?
Call 911 immediately.
If a person is currently in the act of endangering themselves or others, what do I do?
Call 911 immediately.

Resources

  
Texas DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division
Mental Help Net
LifePath Systems
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental health