Z explains their mother always treated them well but when Z got older, they felt like dresses and makeup weren’t a good fit. Z felt like maybe they were supposed to be a boy. Z rejected the idea of being Ashley anymore. Since they were unsure how they fit into the world, they chose Z because it has no gender. Z’s mother hates this because boys are boys and girls are girls.
Z and their mother got into a huge argument this morning. Z got dressed in their normal clothes - black jeans, band t-shirt, self-customized Chuck Taylor shoes, and jewelry. Z’s mom started picking at Z about not being feminine enough. She said boys wouldn't date a girl who hides the fact they are a girl.
This put Z on a deep, downward spiral. The loss of identity and realization there was no support at home created this sense of loneliness. Z has contemplated suicide but had no active method or means available. They mention that could “probably just hang themselves” when they get home.
A) Detain Z and tell them they are going to the hospital for a psych eval even though they say that they are fine
B) Try to convince Z to go to the hospital to speak to a mental health professional to get some coping help