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Fact Sheets on Anti-Discrimination

Interpreters & Translators in Mental Health Settings Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM03.01, May 2012) Available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf).

Fact Sheets on Definitions & Myths

Definitions of Stigma and Discrimination Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM04.01, July 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf).

A Stereotype that Harms People with Mental Health Challenges (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM07.01, July 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf).

People First Language in Mental Health Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM02.01, April 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Hmong (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf). Also available on YouTube:

Tips Towards Plain Language Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM01.01, April 2012) Also available in Spanish (pdf)

What is “Recovery” in Mental Health? (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM55.01, November 2014)

Fact Sheets on Education

Positive Behavior Assessment and Planning in Schools: Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM60.01, June 2015) Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Russian, Tagalog, Hmong, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi

Equal Access to Extracurricular Activities for Students with Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM45.01, May 2014) Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, Hmong, Armenian, Ukrainian, Arabic and Japanese.

Fact Sheets on Employment

Preventing Employment Discrimination against People with Mental Health Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM22.01, March 2013) Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Russian, Tagalog, Hmong, Armenian and Arabic.

Privacy Protections for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders under the Information Practices Act in the Age of Technology and Agency Website Postings (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM41.01, April 2014) Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic and Japanese

Fact Sheets on Health Care

Access to Health Care for People with Mental Health Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM26.01, September 2013) Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese

Mental Health Parity under California and Federal Laws (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM24.01, August 2014) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf) and Vietnamese (pdf)

Your Right to Medical Privacy under Federal and California Law (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM47.01, May 2014) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf) Chinese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Tagalog (pdf), Arabic (pdf) and Japanese (pdf)

Fact Sheets on the Mental Health System

Reducing or Eliminating Behavioral Restraint in Mental Health Settings (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM21.01, March 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Hmong (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

Peer Support Services are Integral to Mental Health Recovery (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM15.01, December 2012) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf) and Russian (pdf).

Spiritual or Religious Interests in Mental Health Recovery (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM14.01, November 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf) and Russian (pdf).

Client Driven Mental Health Services (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM09.01, September 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf) and Russian (pdf)

Mental Health Facility Diversion & Aftercare that Focuses on Recovery (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub#CM05.01, July 2012) Available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf)

Integration Mandate of the ADA and Olmstead Decision (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM06.01, July 2012) Available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf).

Fact Sheets on Housing

Tips to Promote Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health Disabilities (Pub #CM57.01, May 2015) (pdf) (rtf)

Housing Elements Checklist for Supportive Housing (Pub #CM58.01, May 2015) (pdf) (rtf)

Supportive Housing under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM35.01, March 2014) Available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Hmong (pdf), Armenian (pdf), Arabic (pdf) and Japanese (pdf)

Housing Resources for People with Mental Health Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM34.01, March 2014) Available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Hmong (pdf), Armenian (pdf), Arabic (pdf) and Japanese (pdf)

Providing Reasonable Modifications to Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM20.01, January 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Russian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

Providing Reasonable Accommodations to Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM19.01, January 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Russian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

Fair Housing Rights of Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities for Landlords (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM18.01, January 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Russian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

Your Fair Housing Rights as a Tenant with a Mental Health Disability (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM17.01, January 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Russian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

How to challenge disability-based housing discrimination (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM16.01, January 2013) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Tagalog (pdf), Hmong (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf)

Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities: The Right to Reasonable Modifications in Housing (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM10.01, October 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf).

Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities: The Right to Reasonable Accommodations in Housing (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM11.01, October 2012) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf).

The Rights of Tenants with Mental Health Disabilities to Service or Emotional Support Animals - for landlords & other housing providers (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM12.01, March 2017) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf), and Arabic (pdf).

Your Right to a Service or Emotional Support Animal as a Tenant with a Mental Health Disability - for mental health consumers & families (pdf) (rtf) (html) (Pub #CM13.01, March 2017) Now also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Cambodian (pdf), Russian (pdf), Armenian (pdf) and Arabic (pdf).

Fact Sheets on Jails & Prisons

How does AB 109 affect reduction of charges from felony misdemeanor and expungement? (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM44.01, May 2014) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Ukrainian (pdf), Arabic (pdf) and Japanese (pdf).

Prison and Jail Realignment under California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 109 (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM42.01, April 2014)Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Ukrainian (pdf), Arabic (pdf) and Japanese (pdf).

Your Constitutional Right to Adequate Mental Health Care in Jails or Prisons (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM28.01, December 2013) Now also availabile in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf) and Russian (pdf)

Fact Sheets on People with Co-Occuring Disabilities

Stop Segregation of People who have both Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM27.01, October 2013) Now available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf) and Russian (pdf)

Fact Sheets on Various Other Subjects

The Legislative Process in California and the Development of Mental Health Legislation (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM46.01, May 2014) Also available in Spanish (pdf)

Maintaining an Assigned Bed at a State Hospital While Appearing At a Court Proceeding (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #CM43.01, May 2014) Also available in Spanish (pdf), Korean (pdf), Chinese (pdf), Vietnamese (pdf), Russian (pdf), Ukrainian (pdf), Arabic (pdf), and Japanese (pdf)


Fact Sheets from our Sub-Contractors

Mental Health Advocacy Services fact sheets: includes information about Special Education and Mental Health Services.


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