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If she threatens suicide, you call 911 and have her committed for psychiatric evaluation. Inpatient commitment is a last resort. Really a LAST RESORT. Outpatient counseling takes time, sometimes meds are added if the talk therapy is not helping. Go that route.
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Your mother should be seen by a psychiatrist -- depending on her age, perhaps a geriatric psychiatrist. Such a doctor will be able to prescribe medication and perhaps recommend a therapist. If in-patient care seems warranted the psychiatrist can start the admission process.

Depression is treatable. Usually it doesn't require in-patient status. But, unfortunately, it often requires trying more than one medication, and sometimes some shopping around for a good fit with a therapist. All brains are not the same. There is no one drug that helps all people, but there is almost always a drug that helps. It may just take some experimentation to find it.

It is very good that you are looking out for your mother in this matter. One of the symptoms of depression is lack of initiative, so it may take a loved one to do a little prodding to get a treatment plan going. Just keep in mind that a facility is not the only or most likely option.
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She just began seeing a therapist mid October. She's been in an outpatient program which didn't help. I do not believe she is currently taking any medications
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Does she have a therapist? Is she on medications? Why do you think she needs in-patient treatment rather than the usual out-patient remedies?

Is she suicidal?
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