The law requires that all mental health service providers make sure that you are treated with dignity and respect. Examples of staff not showing respect include calling you names, making fun of you, teasing or harassing you.
Your family members also have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. In addition, they must be given the following:
- An opportunity to provide information about you to your treating professionals;
- An opportunity to request and receive general education information about the nature of mental disorders, medications and their side effects; and
- Information about available support services, advocacy groups, financial assistance, and coping strategies.
If you have questions about your right to be treated with dignity and respect, contact the Office of Recipient Rights at the Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency at 313-833-2500 or The Arc of Western Wayne County at 734-729-9100.
Phone code: 1424