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TOPIC 3Question 3.1List five ways to encourage clients to exercise their rights.
2. Know Your RightsYou are entitled to equality under the law. Some of us who have had mental health challenges erroneously believe that wedo not have the same rights as others. I did for a while. I allowed people I did not know well and did not trust to makedecisions for me and take control of my life. I now have systems in place so if I am not able to make good decisions formyself, others of my choice will make them for me.WRAP Plus3. Decide What You WantClarify for yourself exactly what you need. This will help you set your own goals and help you be clear to others about whatit is that you want and need for yourself.
4. Get the FactsWhen you advocate for yourself, you need to know what you are talking about or asking for. The internet is an excellentsource of information. However, you will need to check its accuracy by looking at several different references to see if theyagree. Check with people who have expertise in what you are considering. Ask others who have issues similar to yours.Check references in the library. Contact mental health agencies and organizations for information and support.5. Planning StrategyUsing the information you have gathered, plan a strategy that you feel will work to get what you need and want foryourself. Think of several ways to address the problem. Ask supporters for suggestions. Get feedback on your ideas. Thenchoose to take action using the one that you feel has the most chance of being successful.6. Gather SupportIn advocating for what you need and want for yourself, it is helpful to have support from family members, friends and otherpeople who have similar issues.7. Target EffortsWho is the person, persons, or organization you need to deal with to get action on this matter? Talk directly with the personwho can best assist you. It may take a few phone calls to discover which organization or person can help, or who is incharge, but it is worth the effort. Keep trying until you find the right person. Maybe the right person is your spouse oranother family member. Perhaps it is the head of the local housing agency, your doctor, a case manager, a vocationalrehabilitation counselor, or a state legislator.

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