informal admission

in·for·mal ad·mis·sion

(in-fōr'măl ad-mish'ŭn)
Entry of a patient into a psychiatric care facility voluntarily; such patients are free to leave without staff permission.
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"I knew she had depression and anxiety but she would never talk about it." The inquest heard that following her most recent attempt, Yasmina made an informal admission to Roseberry Park hospital where she engaged in psychology sessions.
Her distress worsened which led to her informal admission to an inpatient mental health unit.
Local high schools interviewed this week - Auburn, Shrewsbury, Gardner, Doherty High in Worcester, and the Bromfield School in Harvard - have at the least, an informal admission process.
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