Can someone check themselves out of a mental hospital?
If you were admitted voluntarily, you may have the option of checking out against medical advice; which, in other words means, if you feel you are ready to leave the hospital on your own without a “green light” from your doctor, you maybe be allowed to go.
How do I get out of 5150 hold?
What to do with a mentally ill family member who refuses treatment?
Can you be forced to stay in hospital?
Can you leave a mental hospital without being discharged?
Can a hospital discharge a patient who has nowhere to go?
Can you be forced to go to a psych ward?
When this happens doctors may say you lack insight. The Mental Health Act 1983 means doctors can force people to go to hospital if their illness puts them, or other people, at risk.