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For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

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Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination Reduction Project

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Policy Papers

Recovery Focused Hospital Diversion and Aftercare – Transformation in Services Will Equal Transformation in Lives (Pub #CM62.01) (pdf) (rtf)

Restraint and Seclusion in Schools: Recommendations for California (Pub #CM61.01) (pdf) (rtf)

Placement of Individuals Found Incompetent to Stand Trial: A Review of Competency Programs and Recommendations (Pub #CM52.01) (pdf) (rtf)

An Ounce of Prevention: Law Enforcement Training and Mental Health Crisis Intervention (Pub #CM51.01) (pdf) (Accessible version)

Everyone’s Neighborhood: Addressing “Not in My Backyard” Opposition to Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health Disabilities (Pub #CM53.01) (pdf) (rtf)


How to Avoid Perpetuating Harmful Misconceptions about Mental Health Disabilities and Violence (Pub #CM63.01) (pdf) (rtf)

Position Statement - Children with Incarcerated Parents: An Unmet Mental Health Need (Pub #CM49.01) (pdf) (rtf)

Legal Provisions that Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination and Encourage Community & Non-Traditional Services (Pub #CM38.01) (pdf) (rtf)


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