Family Bill of Rights

Spotlight On Mental Health


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Families have the right to:

  •  Be treated with dignity, respect, and empathy.
  •  A system that fosters positive family relationships.
  •  Be recognized for their expertise and accepted as part of the treatment team.
  •  Be acknowledged as not being the cause of mental illness.
  •  Comprehensive information about diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation plans, options and prognosis.
  •  Information and guidance on symptom management and crisis intervention.
  •  Advice and guidance on community resources including housing and consumer selfhelp.
  •  Education, resources and supports that can assist them in coping with mental illness.
  •  Express their views.
  •  Have complaints heard and followed through within a safe and fair manner.
  •  Participate in mental health planning, evaluation and implementation.