Sorry for the cryptic title, only so much you can pack into the title bar. A good friend of mine is finally going to seek counseling for years of issues. He has had some suicidal thoughts off and on, but never acted on them fortunately, nor made any true attempts. He's a gun owner and that's the big reason he's been so resistant to going, he's afraid if he says the wrong thing, or lets slip the wrong thing, they'll take away his guns for life. I told him that as far as I know you had to be put into an institution by a judge, but he fired back that judges were little more than a rubber stamp for "gun-grabbing head shrinks." As I said, he's going, but he's still worried, and he's as much told me that he'll lie to his therapist's face if asked about guns. Really though, if he's not a danger to others, and not necessarily a danger to himself, what can they do if he talks about thoughts that occurred more recently? He's here in Georgia by the way. I'm certainly not looking for legal advice to give him (if this even crosses into that territory), but I'd like to talk him into getting better care, namely being honest with the therapist and not hiding anything. Thanks.