Webinar : Everything You Wanted to know About Psychiatric Holds

Many people may not know they can be involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric facility if a qualified clinician determines they are a danger to themselves, others or cannot provide for their food, clothing or shelter.

 

Webinar:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Psychiatric Holds

Many people may not know they can be involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric facility if a qualified clinician determines they are a danger to themselves, others or cannot provide for their food, clothing or shelter. Learn more about the different psychiatric holds in California and your rights to contest your confinement.

About the webinar:

This webinar will discuss varies psychiatric holds, including:

  • Who can place a person on a psychiatric hold
  • The criteria for each hold
  • How long each hold can last
  • Certification review hearings
  • Your right to file a writ of habeas corpus to contest your confinement

If you are ever placed on a psychiatric hold, you still have rights – it’s important to know what they are

Speakers:

Debi Davis is a person with many years of lived experience and a long time mental health advocate. She volunteered with Riverside County patient rights office and founded a client self-help group called WE C.A.N.(Client Advocacy Now).

For the past 12 years Ms. Davis has been a peer and self-advocacy trainer with Disability Rights California. She has facilitated self-advocacy groups at a state hospital, inpatient psychiatric units and board and care facilities.

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