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  • Family Guide to Involuntary Treatment

    If a family member has been involuntarily detained, you may have some questions about Washington State's Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA). The information in this brochure is a simplified guide through the involuntary commitment process to help you understand the system, the patient's rights and your involvement. Read More

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    Department of Human Services
  • Have you had mental health services denied?

    Have you had mental health services denied because of a blanket or categorical exclusion since January 1, 2006? You may be eligible for coverage after all. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Mental Health Resource Manual

    This manual is a source for information about mental health services for seniors in Washington state, providing website links for research. Publication #5942EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Social Security and Health Care Benefits for the Incarcerated

    This fact sheet describes (i) income support through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs, and (ii) health coverage under Medicaid and Medicare, which together can enable someone with mental illness to transition successfully from jail or prison to community life. Read More

    By:
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Video - Public Mental Healthcare for Washington Youth

    This video introduces viewers to the kinds of public mental healthcare available in Washington for eligible youth under age 21. It explains the basics of eligibility and where to access the healthcare. It also explains some of the rights that youth have within the program, such as the right to participation in decisions about treatment, the right to privacy and the right to appeal adverse actions. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • When can a minor access health care without parental consent?

    Washington State’s general age of majority for health care is 18 (RCW 26.28.010). However, a minor can receive some services without parental consent. This resources lists some of those. #5934EN Read More

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    Columbia Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español

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  • Video - Public Mental Healthcare for Washington Youth

    This video introduces viewers to the kinds of public mental healthcare available in Washington for eligible youth under age 21. It explains the basics of eligibility and where to access the healthcare. It also explains some of the rights that youth have within the program, such as the right to participation in decisions about treatment, the right to privacy and the right to appeal adverse actions. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
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