psychiatric hospital

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psychiatric hospital

a health care facility providing inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services to clients with behavioral or emotional illnesses.
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Under federal law, "committed to a mental institution" includes only involuntary commitments, including those for mental defectiveness, mental illness, or drug use, but it "does not include a person in a mental institution for observation or a voluntary admission.
He explained that the law makes a clear distinction between "voluntary and obligatory admission to mental institutions.
Choe Myong Hwan, president of the mental institution, said he had heard details from the hospital's vice president who knows about the time that Yokota entered the hospital with a Korean name.
Ovidiu, who is now 14, has rickets and was destined for a life in orphanages and mental institutions in his home country.
Confined to a mental institution, she has to put her life into perspective and, with the help of friend Lisa (Jolie, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress) and nurse (Goldberg), she is given the courage and determination to face her problem.
Set in a state mental institution, the play explores the psychological wounds of two married couples.
A person who has no fear belongs in a mental institution.
In Trespasses (1970) the protagonist is cited by his wife as the reason for her suicide and, broken by events, is committed to a mental institution.
The author also includes his own, first-hand experience in helping Jim, a friend with mental retardation, gain freedom from the Minnesota mental institution where he had spent most of his life.
The film follows Zach (Aaron Eckhart), a psychiatrist who returns home to work at the mental institution where his father (Nick Nolte), a famous children's book author, was committed years earlier.
A 46-year-old woman from California named Katherine Thurston who was accused of stalking Hugh Jackman in April 2013 is found fit for trial after being placed in a mental institution for six months.
London, August 7 ( ANI ): X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne's daughter, Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she went to rehab seven times and twice to a mental institution to battle her drug problems.