I've had to talk to many medical and mental health professionals lately (doctors, psychiatrist, social worker, therapist). Every time, they suggested I go to the psychiatric emergency at the hospital after they heard what I had to say about my suicidal thoughts and actions. I never took their suggestion. This last time, though, I was almost forced to go. Basically, I was told to go voluntarily or I would be taken involuntarily even though I made it perfectly clear that I am not immediately suicidal, although I am apparently well on my way. I said I would think about going, and thankfully, I was not dragged down to the hospital. Of course, I didn't end up going. What I'm trying to figure out now is what would've happened if I had gone. I don't understand the logic here. I was told, "go to the psych emergency, you'll probably only be there for a couple hours." Ok, so what's the point then? What more could they possibly do? I already am taking medication. I already have appointments with doctors and psychiatrists and groups and therapists. So what would be the point of getting yet another opinion, right? It's not like there's some secret treatment for depression that they have stashed away in the emergency room. From what I can see, the only purpose of making me go to the psych emergency would be to keep me there, and I absolutely do not want that. Am I missing something here?