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Mentally ill individuals have rights.  In this area of the website we are going to explore some of those rights, and learn what we legally can and can not do.

There are two sites on the web that I would particularly recommend for excellent and current information about mental health and the law.  These are:

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- Advocating for the Civil Rights and Human Dignity of People with Mental Disabilities

FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code

bulletThe following brochures and booklets are available in the .pdf format   All are believed to be in the public domain. To view them you need to download a free Adobe Reader
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bulletADA Complaint - New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
bulletHandbook of Consumer Rights
bulletExploring Advocacy
bulletWhere's the Justice?  Young People, Mental Health and the Law
bulletHistory of Mental Health Self-Help and Advocacy
bulletGrassroots Experiences with Government Programs and Disability Policy
bulletViolence and Mental Illness
bullet.How to Help when a Mentally Ill Person is Arrested



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