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Each county has a County Mental Health Plan. The plans give you mental health services. Some plans arrange and pay for services through other providers. This pub tells you what to do if you are not happy with the services or a plan does not give you or stops the services you need.
This pub tells you about your rights when you live in a board and care home. It tells you about eviction rights. It tells you what to do if you think a board and care violated your rights.
This pub tells you about advance directives for health care. You decide what to do about your health care before you cannot make your own decisions. You can say whom you want to make decisions for you. It is binding on health care workers.
This pub tells you about your right to keep your mental health records private. Others cannot see your records without your consent. There are times when others can see your records without your consent. This pub tells you about those times. It tells you whom to contact if you have questions about your rights.
This pub is for people who want to help others write advance directives for health care. It tells you how to help them. With an advance directive, a person can decide what to do about health care before they cannot make their own decisions. It is binding on health care workers.
An Advance Directive, also known as a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, is a legal document. It allows you to state in advance what you want to do about your health care if you become unable to make your own healthcare decisions.
This pub tells you about policies county public guardians and conservators use. It tells you about ones used for people on temporary conservatorship under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. This is for people with mental health disabilities. The pub looks at assessments. It looks at placing people where they can live as freely as possible. It has ideas to make sure people get help where they live.
This pub tells the truth about mental health and violence. The truth is most violent people do not have a mental health disability. In addition, most people with a mental health disability are not violent. This pub tells you how to stop spreading wrong beliefs.
This pub lists laws and rules that stop mental health stigma. It lists those that stop discrimination. It tells you about ones that support services in the community and other settings.