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:
Persons applying for a EMHC should first contact MHMR of Tarrant
County. MHMR provides help to individuals 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
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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