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Mental Health

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DRM monitors psychiatric facilities and advocates to prevent and address abuse, neglect, coercive practices, and barriers to discharge in adult mental health facilities and Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs) for children. DRM also advocates for systemic reforms and policies that improve services and supports for persons with psychiatric disabilities, and increase their self-determination and ability to make meaningful choices. DRM investigates certain patterns of discrimination and abuse or neglect of prisoners with serious mental health diagnoses in specific correctional facilities, and also provides limited advice and technical assistance on access to Medicaid-funded mental health care.