The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is offering free family member training on Kevin’s Law (Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or AOT) and other forms of court-ordered mental health care.
Topics include: the concept behind AOT; the 2016 changes to the state’s AOT law; the criteria under which a court can order mental health treatment; how to fill out a treatment petition to the court; how to inform the court of your interest in AOT; and what to expect after an AOT order has been issued.
Six of these sessions were held in 2017 — in Lansing, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Southfield, Royal Oak and Brighton. These were attended by over 180 people. Evaluations have been very positive.
~Over 90% said their understanding of AOT was improved.
~Over 90% said they learned new information about a court’s options in considering mental health treatment orders.
~Over 85% said they gained new strategies for possibly pursuing a court order for AOT.
The training session lasts 90-120 minutes (depending on volume of questions). There is no cost. If you are part of a local family member network and would like to arrange for a session in your community, please contact Mark Reinstein at the Mental Health Association. Phone is 734-646-8099; e-mail = firstname.lastname@example.org
MHAM is the state’s oldest non-profit mental health advocacy organization, now in its 80th year. The agency is affiliated with Mental Health America and partly funded by local United Ways.
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