"Nobody can help"

"Everyone says their hands are tied"

"For a month we haven’t sleep, we've been losing weight, the stress is killing us..."

Sound familiar?

Don't Get Pushed Around
The more you know, the more empowered you will be

Having a loved one with a serious mental illness can be stressful, overwhelming and exhausting. If (or, perhaps more realistically, when) your loved one stops taking their medication because they feel fine, a downward spiral begins. Whether it's irrational anger, violence, or paranoia, it can get pretty bad. You want to speak with the doctor, but you're told they can't talk to you because of "privacy reasons". You want to get your loved one into the hospital to get better, but you're told "we have to wait for someone to get hurt before we can help".

Families often wonder what their rights are in all of this. In this course we provide an overview of the key laws that come up for family caregivers whose loved one has a serious mental illness.

The more you know, the better an advocate you can be.

This course was designed to act like a library. Rather than require you to go through the course from start to finish, the lessons are crafted to answer specific questions. We spoke to dozens of family caregivers and learned they want quick access to information. So feel feel to dive into a lesson that addresses where you're at in your caregiving journey.

Don't miss out
Knowledge is Power

Not sure if you want to sign up? Check out some free lessons first.

We made the Form 1 lesson free because the Form 1 is often the first introduction into the mental system. We want that information to be available to everyone who needs it, free of charge.

What is covered in the course?

The Legal Stuff
Forming: Involuntary Admissions to Psychiatric Facilities
Form 2 (Justice of the Peace / Court)
Form 3 (Certificate of Involuntary Admission)
Form 4 (Certificate of Renewal)
Summary of the Forms
Access to Treatment
Who decides whether my loved one should be on medication?
How do we know if my loved one is "capable"?
Who makes treatment decisions if my loved one isn't "capable"?
How must substitute decision-makers make treatment decisions?

Don't Wait
The time to learn is now - not when you're in a crisis

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice! But please note, if too much time has passed it is possible the laws will change and the course will become outdated. We will strive to monitor this but cannot make any guarantees.

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Please let us know if you identify any issues so that we can address the situation and make changes to the course.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

If you are seeking legal advice, you can book an appointment and we can set up a time to meet. There will be a separate fee for any legal services obtained outside of the course you have purchased.

If I take this course, are you my lawyer?

Signing up for this course does NOT make us your lawyer. If you want to receive legal advice from a lawyer, please contact us and we will enter into a Retainer Agreement that sets out the scope of work and fees.

Will I have access to updates made to this course?

As we update this course, you will have full access to all new material.