A Guide for Patients Deemed Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity (“NGRI”) At Western State Hospital and Eastern State HospitalThis guide provides information about the rights of patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals (Western State Hospital (WSH) and Eastern State Hospital (ESH)) run by the State of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) following a finding of “not guilty by reason of insanity” (NGRI).
This Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) publication addresses the rights of workers with depression, PTSD, and other mental health disabilities.
CLEAR is the statewide intake line for free and low-cost civil legal aid in Washington. Individuals with low incomes and legal issues may receive legal resources, information, and referrals to legal services providers in their geographic area. In King County, individuals may access these services by calling 2-1-1. Otherwise, individuals may reach CLEAR by calling 1 (888) 201-1014 or use the online intake form on the website. Seniors (people age 60 and over) can access intake by calling CLEAR*Sr at 1 (888) 387-7111. Veterans may dial 1 (855) 657-8387.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an array of mental health services. This webpage provides a link to a handbook entitled “Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans & Families,” which describes mental health services and how to access them.
Washington’s Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) is intended to provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid eligible youth, up to 21 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs to help keep them safe in their own homes and communities.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) provides a variety of medical and mental health, insurance, and crisis services. DSHS also runs the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides temporary cash and medical help for families in need.
How do people around you talk about mental health? Do they use words like nutcase, maniac, or psycho? Do your friends, family, or coworkers treat you differently when they learn you have a mental health disability? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. All these negative messages create powerful stigmas against the 20% of Americans who live with mental health disabilities.