Rejecting objective reality (like insisting the Earth is flat) should be grounds for commitment.
My Father says calling the cops on a suicidal person is what you should do if you want to make sure they go through with it.Suicide hotlines tend to cause more problems than help. It's nice that people volunteer their time to try and help people at their breaking point, that can't be easy, but they're often forced to just read from a script instead of trying to empathize with the caller on a human level. It feels like talking to a robot instead of another person. If the volunteer suspects the caller is in danger of going through with it, cops get called, you get hauled off to the hospital. Several thousand dollars worth of medical bills and the possible stigma of people close to you knowing, especially if they were the instigator doesn't seem like a viable solution to someone trying to reach out for help.
If only the government wasn’t afraid of all the future tax-payers they wouldn’t be getting because of it..I'd like to see a eugenics program reinstated in the US. If you are not financially mentally and emotionally capable of parenting, no fucking breeding. Temporary vasectomies on men and IUD placement on women until they can prove they can parent successfully. Especially if receiving government assistance. Incentives for people NOT to have children instead of paying them to keep popping out more.