How to Report Abuse of the Elderly or Disabled in Texas

In Texas, abuse of an elderly person or disabled person should be reported to Adult Protective Services which is a part of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse against elderly and disabled persons whether they occur in home or in a facility. If…

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Involuntary Mental Health Commitment in Texas

If someone is considering suicide, may harm him/herself or others, is unable to make a rational decision about care, is suffering severe distress, or is deteriorating significantly, an involuntary mental health commitment may take place. The first responders to such a situation may be local law enforcement, a crisis intervention…

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