Mental Health

Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Read the laws about: abortion, abuse, healthcare confidentiality, delinquency, dependency, mental health, consent, reproductive health, school health services, and STDs.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

Get mental health resources for veterans.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Did you know that there is an entitlement to mental health services in California?

Legal issues around mental health conditions in the workplace and practical strategies that can be used to ensure ADA rights for people with psychiatric disabilities are realized.

Consent rights, incompetence, rehabilitation, petitions, rights, and more.

Patients" rights law is composed of a complex and evolving system of statutes, regulations, and court decisions. This handbook should be considered a guide, but it may not accurately reflect all the rights available to persons at all times.