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Tag: Mental Health

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Services for Children with Mental Illness and I/DD

Learn more about the services that must be provided to Medicaid eligible children who are dually dia…

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Involuntary Commitment

Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility against their wil…

Three students, two black girls and one white boy, sit on a bench together doing homework. They all wear masks.

Safe and Secure Schools Project

Learn about DRNC”s Safe and Secure Schools project, and what parents can do if they suspect th…

A latina mother speaks with her daughter and a nurse in a facility waiting room.

Discharge Rights: Minors

Learn about your discharge rights if you are voluntarily, or involuntarily admitted into a 24-hour m…

Discharge Rights: Adults

What are my discharge rights from a 24-hour mental health facility? You have the right to actively p…

sad woman with long hair sits with hands pulled into sleeves, gazing down as psychiatrist explains the treatment plan

Right to Refuse Medication in Hospitals

An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication, including psychotropic medication, i…

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Your Right to Refuse Medication in Prison

Learn about your right to refuse medication in prison and the procedures for emergency and non-emerg…

Black man in wheelchair meeting with psychologist in ICF-IID facility. The psychologist, who is also black, wears a pink headband, and holds a laptop. She seems to be explaining something to the man.

Your Right to Refuse Medication in Facilities

An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication if you live in an intermediate care f…

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Stop Traumatizing Kids Who Need Mental Health Care

An op-ed by CEO Virginia Knowlton Marcus in which she lauds media attention on the dangers of PRTFs…