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Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals

Product ID: AK0440E01
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-607-6

Preorders are available! Millions of people are affected by mental health disorders. Twenty percent of adults in the U.S. live with a mental illness,and fifty percent of adolescents have a lifetime prevalence of any mental health disorder. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of mental health disorders in every sector of society, individuals with mental health issues or intellectual disabilities are often marginalized. Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals seeks to bring clarity to topics that are frequently misunderstood, especially within the context of the legal system. Read More ↓

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Preorders are available! Millions of people are affected by mental health disorders. Twenty percent of adults in the U.S. live with a mental illness,and fifty percent of adolescents have a lifetime prevalence of any mental health disorder. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of mental health disorders in every sector of society, individuals with mental health issues or intellectual disabilities are often marginalized. Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals seeks to bring clarity to topics that are frequently misunderstood, especially within the context of the legal system. Read More ↓

344+pp, 1st Edition 2020-21 

Summary of Contents

  1. Introduction: Mental Disorders and the Law
  2. Involuntary Civil Commitments
  3. Chapter 980 Commitments
  4. Guardianships    
  5. Representing Youth with Mental Health Issues
  6. Mental Health and Criminal Law
  7. Legal Duties and Responsibilities of Mental Health Professionals
  8. Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities
  9. Benefits for People with Mental Disabilities
  10. Treatment Courts

Index

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

About the Authors

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Lawyers that will benefit:

  • Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Civil Litigators
  • Corporate
  • Private Practice Attorneys
  • Judges and Court Commissioners
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Government Attorneys
  • Health Law Attorneys/li>
  • School Attorneys and
  • Minor and Adult Guardians ad Litem
  • Public Interest and Civil Rights Attorneys
  • Juvenile Courtrooms and Caseworkers
  • Treatment Court
  • Tribal Courts

Mental Health professionals that will benefit:

  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Local Health Departments
  • Substance Abuse Counselors

Click here for an InsideTrack interview with Amanda Pirt Meyer, co-author of Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals.

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