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Committed! Kim Richards Was Under A 5150 Hold At A Mental Hospital

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Aug. 20 2015, Updated 3:49 p.m. ET

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It’s been a rough summer for the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards. It has been learned that she was forced into a 72-hour involuntary hospital hold for doctors and staff to access her mental wellbeing.

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Kim Richards has her hands full as she arrives for a dinner party
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RadarOnline.com broke the story that Kim was hospitalized last week under what is called a 5150 hold, which means: “Someone who is in serious need of mental health treatment can be transported to a designated inpatient facility for evaluation and treatment for up to 72-hours against their will.”

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Radar also learned that after the hold was lifted, Kim is now staying voluntarily at the facility in Southern California.

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Kim’s attorney confirmed the status to Radar saying her family was pushing for this to happen: “They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it.”

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Her attorney continued, “Kim was released after three days following the 5150, then voluntarily checked into a medical facility for further treatment.”

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The 50-year-old realized she truly needed help after she was arrested for shoplifting from a Target on August 2nd.

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