Our expert says:
Depending on the exact situation, where there is good reason to believe someone is mentally ill, and might be a danger to themselves or others, it is the absolute DUTY of the police to assist. If this is the situation, call progressively more senior police officials until someone is reached who knows their duties. If it is close members of the family concerned about mental illness, this is even more relevant.
If the person has been seen by a doctor who agrees that there is significant mental illness, the doctor is entitled, I believe, to ask the police to assist, and it would be highly irregular for them to refuse to do so.
If it is just your opinion that someone else might have a mental disorder, depending on how convincing the evidence is, they might feel justified in disagreeing with you
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