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What do I need to know about the rights for people with mental illness?

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People with mental illness are entitled to fair treatment, and they should:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity
  • Have their privacy protected
  • Receive services appropriate for their age and culture
  • Understand treatment options and alternatives
  • Get care that doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age, race, or type of illness

SOURCE: 

U.S. Department of Justice: "A Guide to Disability Rights Laws."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 02, 2018

SOURCE: 

U.S. Department of Justice: "A Guide to Disability Rights Laws."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 02, 2018

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What laws may cover the rights of people with mental illness?

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