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Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law

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When a loved one with mental illness comes into contact with the law, trying to advocate for them can be an overwhelming and frustrating endeavor. Mental illness adds a layer of complexity to legal processes, and the justice system can be downright bewildering, even for the most well-intentioned. How can families find out if their loved one is being mistreated or ignored, and how can they make sense of their rights under various laws and regulations? Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law offers the nuts-and-bolts legal information and problem-solving steps families need. This accessible resource explains how common legal issues uniquely impact people with various forms of mental illness and what family members can do to help. Readers will learn how to

  • help protect a loved one's job, housing, or medical care
  • participate in hearings about guardianship, involuntary commitment, bankruptcy, and more
  • assist in making financial arrangements
  • navigate federal laws surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, disability claims, and workers' compensation
  • steer criminal proceedings away from jail and toward treatment Beyond the legal system, this book also guides readers in interacting with officials and authorities, lobbying for better laws, and working with local governments towards improving policies that affect those with mental illness. Complete with real-world examples, Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law provides practical advice and eases the feelings of isolation that often accompany loving someone with mental illness.

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    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: September 17, 2019

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    • ISBN: 9780190669010
    • Release date: September 17, 2019

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9780190669010
    • File size: 885 KB
    • Release date: September 17, 2019

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    Languages

    English

    When a loved one with mental illness comes into contact with the law, trying to advocate for them can be an overwhelming and frustrating endeavor. Mental illness adds a layer of complexity to legal processes, and the justice system can be downright bewildering, even for the most well-intentioned. How can families find out if their loved one is being mistreated or ignored, and how can they make sense of their rights under various laws and regulations? Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law offers the nuts-and-bolts legal information and problem-solving steps families need. This accessible resource explains how common legal issues uniquely impact people with various forms of mental illness and what family members can do to help. Readers will learn how to

  • help protect a loved one's job, housing, or medical care
  • participate in hearings about guardianship, involuntary commitment, bankruptcy, and more
  • assist in making financial arrangements
  • navigate federal laws surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, disability claims, and workers' compensation
  • steer criminal proceedings away from jail and toward treatment Beyond the legal system, this book also guides readers in interacting with officials and authorities, lobbying for better laws, and working with local governments towards improving policies that affect those with mental illness. Complete with real-world examples, Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law provides practical advice and eases the feelings of isolation that often accompany loving someone with mental illness.

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