Mental health professionals??? Hah__ROFLMAO!<quoted text>
Wouldn't that be one of the laws that need to be changed then?
Anyone with sufficient evidence and enough witnesses to be considered a threat to society or themselves should be detained indefinitely. Mental health professionals must have the authority to make this decision.
Try thinking it through, include high school age kids and forward, consider rehab stays in one of the plethora of for profit centers such as Lakeside and consider that in many cases police officers will be making the initial observations.
Also consider that once a persons name is placed on a list__it lasts forever and in Florida is very often made public where future employers, organizations, bankers, neighbors etc can find it with ease.