Mental Health

Secure Quality Care

The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network help people living with mental illness navigate the mental health system, defend against discrimination, and get the services and treatment they need to live independent lives in the community. NDRN advocates for strong mental health laws on behalf of people with mental illness who rely on the P&A network to protect their rights and to keep them safe from abuse and neglect.

Featured P&A

Surveillance footage of patient room with staff checking on patient from Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, Inc. report

Disability Rights DC

District of Columbia P&A report examines allegations of specific incidents of abuse and neglect at Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

Latest in Mental Health

  • Funding

    NDRN Receives Support for Multiple New Projects to Protect and Advocate for People with Disabilities

    February 5, 2018

    NDRN is pleased to announce it has launched multiple new projects in 2018 that will expand and enhance its work to protect and advocate for people with disabilities.

    Press Release
  • Health Care

    Four P&As Honored for Outstanding Work

    June 23, 2017

    Four P&As received the NDRN Advocacy Award for outstanding work protecting and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. The awards were presented to Disability Rights Wisconsin, the Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, Equip for Equality, and the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. at the 2017 P&A/CAP…

    Press Release
  • Mental Health

    Disability Rights Ohio – PAIMI Advocacy Helps Client Move to Community

    January 1, 2016

    Patrick Chittum’s new apartment is small – just one bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. But when you ask him the best part of living there, he says, “Freedom. I can do whatever I want. I can go outside whenever I want. I can get a…