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Legal Perspectives for Individuals and Families Coping with Mental Health Problems and Substance Abuse
Carolyn Reinach Wolf
High-profile revelations spurred advancements in the national conversation about mental health this year, but more progress is needed.
Millions of Americans who deal with mental health challenges can advance their priorities this November.
Separate therapeutic interventions for families and court-appointed guardians for individuals who are ill provide needed respite for caregivers
While better protecting patient rights, today’s laws make it extremely challenging for families to secure treatment and provide stability for loved ones with mental illness
Inappropriate comments about mental-health conditions and care add to the stigma for individuals and families struggling with mental illness, and deters people from seeking help.
Detecting early warning signs is more effective than responding to impending threats, because when a student enters a school with a gun and intent to kill, it’s already too late.
Effective mental health interventions require advanced planning, a tightly scripted process, and a team of mental health professionals
College and its lack of supervision, academic pressure and easy access to alcohol and drugs can present challenges for students with mental health issues and serious mental illness
Carolyn Reinach Wolf is a mental health attorney guiding families through the complex landscape of legal issues that impact individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse.