Is the MHA committed to protecting mental health rights?
MHA is committed to protecting the gains made under the ADA in reforming state mental health systems. MHA and its affiliates should oppose legislative efforts to undermine Olmstead or to roll back gains made under the ADA for people with mental health conditions.
Are there any rights for people with mental health problems?
As people, they deserve to be treated with dignity, and under the law they have rights and protections. Unfortunately, it has long been the case that individuals with mental health conditions are among the most abused and discriminated against in our country.
Are there any effective treatments for mental health?
There are a growing number of effective treatments for mental health conditions, including psychotropic medications. However, all medications pose some risks and many pose quite serious risks to the health of the persons who take them, particularly when medications are taken for extended periods to treat chronic illnesses.
What kind of laws are there for mental health?
Important laws that involve access to services include the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act (MHPAEA). To learn more about rights around access to services, go to Rights of Persons with Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions . To learn more about services issues, check out our Services Issues page.
How can you help someone with mental illness?
If someone you love struggles with mental health challenges, there are many ways you can help. Mental health conditions can be confusing, particularly to bystanders. Learn as much as you can about your loved one’s condition. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is an excellent resource for friends and family.
What do you need to know about the Massachusetts mental health law?
Provides a process for family and household members to petition the court to temporarily take weapons from people who pose a risk to themselves or others.
Where can I get help with mental health in PA?
The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance is here to help you if you are having trouble with the mental health benefits covered by your insurance. Call them at 877-881-6388 for assistance.
Who is the expert on mental health and the legal system?
Verified by Psychology Today Samoon Ahmad M.D. Balanced Mental Health and the Legal System Part 4: Protection, safety, and rights. Posted May 31, 2019 Share