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The purpose of this website is to help you better understand the treatment options for a person with a serious mental health disorder who is unable or unwilling to get help for themselves.  Arizona law provides ways to obtain an involuntary mental health evaluation, involuntary treatment, and emergency hospitalization for a psychiatric evaluation.  This website gives you the forms needed and explains the process involved.
Forms

Forms

Documents for Civil Commitment in Arizona
Title 36

Title 36

Title 36, Chapter 5: Arizona Statutes on Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Agencies

Behavioral Health Agencies

State Agencies that Specialize in Mental Health Services
Crisis Helplines

Crisis Helplines

Arizona Crisis Helplines Listed by County
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Involuntary Treatment
Process

Civil commitment is the legal process where a court orders a mental health evaluation and treatment for a person. While voluntary treatment is always preferred, the ultimate goal of the court and its behavioral health partners, is to give the necessary care while protecting the rights of the patient.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions asked about the behavioral health system.
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Mental Health Glossary

Definitions of common terms used in the behavioral health system.
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Patient Bill of Rights

The rights of a patient in mental health hearings.
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