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Resources about advocacy and education Advocacy/Education


NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed)
Created for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for people who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs.


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
National grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for people affected by mental illness.


CNMHC (California Network of Mental Health Clients)
Consumer focused organization providing a statewide advocacy voice for people with mental health needs. The Network supports statewide self-help and support groups, and programs.
Mental health myths and facts


Reach Across L.A.
A collaborative information project focusing on the needs of people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

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DRC (Disability Rights California)
DRC advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.


Rights under the Lanterman Act
Services and supports for people with an intellectual/developmental disability and mental health condition.


CAMHPRA (California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates)
Promotes and advocates for the rights and interests of people with mental health disabilities.


CAMHPRA Patient’s Rights Mental Health Patients’ Rights Advocacy Manual

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Learn about Services Services


DHSC (Department of Health Care Services)
The Department directs mental health programs for minors and adults. The website has links to local county mental health departments that provide twenty four hour crisis hotlines.


DMH (Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health)
Mental health services include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other rehabilitative services. Services provided to both minors and adults.


211 is a free and confidential information and referral service. Call or search the website for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, support groups and more. Service is provided nationwide. Trained specialists available to help twenty four hours a day.


The Los Angeles Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Education Program – Resource Directory
A resource directory that provides mental health and developmental disabilities resource listings in West and North Los Angeles County.

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