Any adult may file an application with a magistrate, including a justice court judge, for an emergency mental health commitment.
The application must state:
The application may be accompanied by any relevant information.
The application must be personally presented to the magistrate. The magistrate may issue to a peace officer a warrant for the person's immediate apprehension if the magistrate finds reasonable cause to believe that:
Person's applying for a EMHC should first contact MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation). MHMR provides help to individual's with severe mental illness and other serious emotional disturbances. MHMR can help with diagnosis of an illness, financial assistance, medical care, prescriptions and treatment options. MHMR's Crisis Services provides mental health emergency support for 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year and is the first point of contact to begin eligibility assessment. Call 817-335-3022 or 1-800-866-2465. For more information, contact MHMR at 817-569-4300 or www.mhmrtarrant.org.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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