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Question about hospital laws (suicide attempt)?

I tried to commit suicide by overdosing on Tylenol, but threw up 2 hours later, which also changed my mind about dying. I don want to die. I am thinking of going to the hospital, but idk how to tell this to my parents. And I am afraid I will get in trouble with the law if I go to the hospital, and I don't know what the will do to me there. I live in Canada, can anyone give me a rough ideas what I will go through when I go to the hospital?


2010-06-17 13:33:21 +0000
If you ever think you might possibly want a government related job in the future or anything like that do NOT go to a hospital. If you really need one see a therapist or talk to your parents. The second something like suicidal get's written down on your records your out of luck for a ton of jobs.
Also Tylenol's dosage is pretty much open the bottle and tip it upside down and anything that lands in your mouth is good. If you threw it up you're going to be fine.
To answer your question about getting in trouble with the police, you won't, not for trying to commit suicide, so don't worry about that.
But I'm glad you changed your mind.

2010-06-17 13:31:03 +0000
Instead of telling them you tried to die, just say you had a wicked headache that just wouldn't go away so you took a bunch of tylenol..

2010-06-17 13:31:29 +0000
Well, if you threw up, you should be ok i think. See how you feel. A stunt like that could possibly give you a stomach ulcer tho....SO just be aware of how you feel, and if you feel odd even slightly, go to the hospital.

2010-06-17 13:34:39 +0000
tylenol does a job on your liver, so if more than a little got into your bloodstream, you may have damaged your liver. You need to have that checked.

If you go to the hospital and tell them what you did, you are pretty much guaranteed a 72 hour hold in the psych ward. However, no one will believe that you accidentally took dozens of tylenol because of a bad headache.

So here is your choice - go to the hospital and make sure the tylenol is out of your system and your liver wasn't compromised, or cross your fingers and hope it isn't. since you say you now want to live, there is only one choice.

2010-06-17 13:31:48 +0000
i would recommend to see a psychologist first. Everything u say with them is in 100% confidentiality!!!

2010-06-17 13:43:15 +0000
The hospital will inform your parents (I assume you're a minor), but that's the extent of the problem. It's not a crime to overdose on non prescription drugs.

2010-06-17 13:32:07 +0000
The hospital will deal with your situation, with a sympathetic hand. They wont judge, they will try their utmost to help you through this difficult time. They will comfort your family and inform them through out also. You will most probably receive, psychiatric help and medication to deal with the problems you are facing. Best of Luck.

2010-06-17 13:48:31 +0000
You won't get in trouble with the law for trying to commit suicide, but I do recommend that you see a psychologist or licensed social worker to see what issues you may have. If you see a therapist and they assume no risk, then you should be okay; however, if you appear suicidal or if you say you will hurt someone else, then confidentiality breaks, and your parents will be informed. No one will judge you for this, as several people go through some type of mental anguish. Good luck.

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