Civil Commitment

The Mental Health Association of MN Advocacy Program is called upon to answer many questions about civil commitment. Among the many questions that callers may have about commitment are those related to the civil commitment process, alternatives to civil commitment and the rights remaining to a person under a civil commitment. Often an individual will want to know what they can do and what is going to happen to them. People often wonder what will happen to their apartment or their pet if they are in the hospital for a prolonged period. The advocate will answer the questions or assist the caller in connecting to a person who can answer the individual's specific questions.