I'm seriously considering going to the emergency room cause I'm close to losing it. I'm not sure what to expect if I go there. (I live in the USA). If I voluntarily go in can I leave when I want? Do they take all your possessions you have with you? What happens when you are in there? Do you see a therapist or psychiatrist? I'm taking care of my elderly mother and I can't leave her alone for a long time. I have a lot of responsibilities but I feel like I'm barely functioning. I am on meds and I see a therapist. She (therapist) supports my decision on going to the emergency room but can't really tell me what to expect. I know all hospitals are different but I was hoping someone would have an idea of what it would be like.