Mental Health

If you are advocating for yourself and have mental health concerns, it is important to know both your federal and state laws under the Mental Health Code. In New Mexico, for example, there is a treatment guardianship for forced or involuntary medications and treatment. Always be sure your due process has not been violated.

PAIMI or Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness.

Mental Health Legal Rights of Adults In New Mexico

Mental Health Rights In -Patient for Adults (Over 14 in NM)

Advance Directives for Mental Health

Why An Advance Directive?

Mental Health Rights for Minors in New Mexico

Treatment Guardianship in New Mexico

Mental Health Code (NM Statute) click on the plus sign to the left of "statutory chapters," then click on the plus sign to the left of "more," then click on chapter"43", then click on the plus sign to the left of "article 1."



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Are you interested in serving on DRNM's Mental Health Advisory Council? If you are, click here for information and application.


The Policy & Legislative Action Network (PLAN) is a group of individuals concerned with disability-related issues in New Mexico.  Click here for more information on the PLAN.


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