What are your rights when you are locked away in a mental hospital after going there voluntarily?

We’ve assembled some answers for you and your family.

First, we've included an extended interview with Cindy Gibson of Disability Rights Texas on how to navigate the mental health care landscape.

More resources

Here is a summary of patients' rights from the Texas Department of State Health Services:

Mental Health Services Patients Bill of Rights - Texas by JasonTrahan on Scribd

Additional help from Disability Rights Texas

Rights of people receiving involuntary inpatient services

Voluntary patient rights

Your legal rights under emergency commitment

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Against Their Will: Voices

Against Their Will: The Breakout

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