Are mentally ill people treated any differently in missing person cases?

As far as adults go, I know they have a right to certain privacy if they are reported missing by someone else, but if that person has a document history of mental illness- let’s say bipolar disorder, has been placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold before, are they entitled to the same privacy? Meaning, if they are located by the police, do the police have to release them to a family member?

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