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    See above comment. I learned at age 10 how to deal with my mentally ill mother when she was out of control. Why the family left a ten year old and a baby home with my mother having a schizoaffective crash is another story but mother lives with me now at age 89.

    I can handle her and would NEVER call the police. Competent mental health people should be able to handle most situations, and arrange to have everyone back off until the person is approachable.

    As an ER student/resident I did physical exams many times on people in four point restraints just by politely asking their permission and giving them a minute to think about it.  

    Come on, competent professionals have multiple options.

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