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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.
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 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.
This pub lists short summaries of court cases. The cases are about LPS commitments and conservatorships.
This pub tells you about mental health services you can get. It tells you about services you can get from Medi-Cal. It tells you what to do if you cannot get a service you need.
This pub tells you about the ways people with mental health disabilities can control their own recovery. It tells you about programs a county can have to help people do this. It tells you about programs like supportive housing. It also gives ideas for the kind of supports a community needs.
This pub talks about your right to refuse medication. The pub is about people on mental health commitments. It covers both civil and forensic commitments. Sometimes a hospital can make people take medication. This pub tells you when they can do that. The pub defines legal terms.