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Legal rights of a person with schizophrenia

There are laws that protect the rights of people who have disabilities, including mental illness. These laws can help you, as a person with mental illness, make sure that you are treated fairly and get the kinds of services you deserve. 

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I think I was discriminated against because of my mental illness (for example, refused a job, fired, business would not serve me) More information

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I think I was discriminated against at work (for example, refused a job, fired, employer would not work around my illness) More information

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What do I do if I have a disagreement with my insurance company or the Social Security Administration? (refused to pay for services, legal actions to take, when to get a lawyer) More information

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I think I was discriminated against at school (refused admission, school would not work around my illness) More information

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Who should I call if I think I need a lawyer? More information

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What can I do to make sure I am given the kind of medical treatment I prefer? More information